Kai-Philipp Schablewski Curator

Joined: Aug 19, 2014 Last Active: Jul 25, 2024 iNaturalist


I am Kai Schablewski.

Some potentially new species on iNaturalist:

Thismia aff. coronata, Sarawak, Malaysia: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/229934615

Caryophyllaceae, probably Paronychia spec., Ica, Nazca, Peru: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/201215400

Thismia spec., Manu National Park, Madre de Dios, Peru: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/199690664 ; https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/199704242

Viola aff. ornata, Cusco, Peru: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/194242873

Senecio spec. subser. Caespitosi, Bolivia: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/193165385

Lobelia spec. sect. Rhynchopetalum, Camiguin Island, Philippines: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/133743643

Sinosenecio spec. Mt. Fansipan (Phan Xi Păng), Vietnam: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/185576181

Onosma spec., Arbil, Iraq: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/45254927

Thismia spec. sect. Myostoma (?): https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/123761699

Viola spec. sect. Xanthidium: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/150896303 ; https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_egger_castilleja/albums/72157628672471015

Mastigostyla spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/150821724

Gasteranthus aff. delphinioides: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/96188002

Soroseris spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147560051

Bomarea subg. Sphaerine spec. (now described as Bomarea pastazensis): https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/148064295 ; https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/116960058 ; https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/118964454

Perezia spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/146904438

Bejaria spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/145713868

Gentianella spec. Ecuador: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/146477480

Brayopsis/Englerocharis spec. nov.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/132216344

Saxifraga aff. lilacina: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/107349555

Frankenia aff. chilensis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/144393798

Dactylocardamum (?) spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/102372409

Lysipomia spec. 1 : https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/132216369

Lysipomia spec. 2: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/143954454

Senecio spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/115153787

Solandreae spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101082587

Fuchsia spec. sect. Hemsleyella 1: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/62149972

Fuchsia spec. sect. Hemsleyella 2: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/107280559

Valeriana (?) spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/95613118

Cyphocarpus spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50569276

Viola spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50569293

Viola spec. aff. atropurpurea: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/77911856

Macleania spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/102632492 ; https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112513352

Macleania spec. aff. smithiana: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/146777681

Alshehbazia spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/99207941

Pitcairnia spec. aff. spectabilis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/46421118

Saussurea spec.: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/98747302

Since my childhood I am very interested in botany and always wanted to learn as much as possible about the planet's flora.

I live in Marburg, Germany, where I have studied botany.

I've never committed myself to just one group of plants, but some groups are particularly intriguing. These are the plants with special survival strategies such as cacti, alpine plants, parasitic plants, mycoheterotrophic plants or bromeliads.

My main hobbys are plant identification and learning about plants and their evolution.

I hope that iNaturalist becomes an increasingly important tool for science and nature conservation.
Nature conservation has never been more important than today where many species go extinct because of human activity.

My deep love for nature and the contact with it via iNaturalist are very important for me and give me hope.

The more I learn about botany, the more confused the overall picture becomes and the more I notice how little we actually know about nature. There is a incredible amount of missidentifications and taxonomy itself is full with errors and mistakes.

I have started several projects on iNaturalist recently!
These new projects are still a work in progress.

Feel free to join:

Myco-heterotrophic plants of the World

Parasitic plants of the World

Myrmecophytes of the World

As a curator on iNaturalist, my goals are in particular the identification of unusual species and the expansion of the database as well as the continuous correction.

If you like to add pictures of cultivated plants please set the checkmark for Captive / Cultivated !

The countless cultivated plants are not worth the attention and time. I would like to work on wild plants without always being shown dozens of garden plants first.

So please understand if I only mark such observations in the data quality assessment as "Organism is not wild", without identifying the plant any further or correcting wrong identifications!

Feel free to ask questions, I like to help!

Identifier Profile:


Species that I have identified:


Improving, leading, maverick, and supporting IDs:


My email: kai1710@gmx.de

“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”

― Charles Darwin

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.”

― Theodosius Dobzhansky

“Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible god and destroys a visible nature, unaware that this nature he's destroying is this god he's worshiping.”

― Hubert Reeves

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