Identification of plant types by leaf textures based on the backpropagation neural network

Taufik Hidayat*, Asyaroh Ramadona Nilawati

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)


The number of species of plants or flora in Indonesia is abundant. The wealth of Indonesia's flora species is not to be doubted. Almost every region in Indonesia has one or some distinctive plant(s) which may not exist in other countries. In enhancing the potential diversity of tropical plant resources, good management and utilization of biodiversity is required. Based on such diversity, plant classification becomes a challenge to do. The most common way to recognize between one plant and another is to identify the leaf of each plant. Leaf-based classification is an alternative and the most effective way to do because leaves will exist all the time, while fruits and flowers may only exist at any given time. In this study, the researchers will identify plants based on the textures of the leaves. Leaf feature extraction is done by calculating the area value, perimeter, and additional features of leaf images such as shape roundness and slenderness. The results of the extraction will then be selected for training by using the backpropagation neural network. The result of the training (the formation of the training set) will be calculated to produce the value of recognition accuracy with which the feature value of the dataset of the leaf images is then to be matched. The result of the identification of plant species based on leaf texture characteristics is expected to accelerate the process of plant classification based on the characteristics of the leaves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5389-5398
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Feature
  • Leaf
  • Perimeter
  • Ratio
  • Roundness
  • Slenderness


Dive into the research topics of 'Identification of plant types by leaf textures based on the backpropagation neural network'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this