Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Key to the grasses of New Zealand

Image - Kerry Ford

The key includes 439 species and 4 hybrid taxa of indigenous and naturalised grasses of New Zealand.

Kerry Ford, David Glenny and Trevor James

This Lucid 3 key is illustrated with more than 2300 images and is connected by hyperlinks at the species level to the digitised version of the Grass Flora and Ngā Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants (a database derived from the New Zealand Plant Names database and the Allan Herbarium Specimen database).

Landcare Research acknowledges the financial assistance of the Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (TFBIS) Programme towards the preparation of this identification key.  The TFBIS Programme is funded by the Government to help to achieve the goals of the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, and is administered by the Department of Conservation.

TFBIS have provided current funding to create app versions of this key for smartphones and tablets.

identification_runkey 

 

System Requirements

Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is required to run this key. You can download the most up-to-date version at www.java.com.

Citation

Ford, K.A, Glenny, D., and James, T. 2007. NZGrass Key – key to the grasses of New Zealand.
Accessed at http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/plants/grass-key.
Date of access: 21 Oct 2014