In this section
- Biological diagnostics
- Freshwater algae
- Freshwater invertebrates guide
- Fungal guide
- Hair sample identification and factsheets
- Key to Coprosma species
- Key to Cotoneaster species
- Key to flowering plant genera of New Zealand
- Key to the grasses
- Key to Ichneumonidae in New Zealand
- Key to the Myrtaceae of New Zealand
- Key to Mycetophila
- Key to native orchids
- Key to native plants of schools & marae
- Key to weedy daisies of the South Pacific
- Key to the weed species
- Key to willow species and hybrids
- Help using LUCID keys
- Pentatomidae of NZ
- Virtual mycota
- What is this bug?
David Glenny, Jane Cruickshank, Chris Morse and Jeremy Rolfe
The key is illustrated with 500 images of species and the features used to identify them and has a factsheet for each species that provides a list of distinct features, comparisons with similar species, description, habitat and distribution details, and references to literature.
The key is designed for those with some experience in plant identification and will allow species to be identified without fruit being present. A glossary is linked to each factsheet to help the user understand the terminology used in the factsheets.
The TFBIS (Terrestrial & Freshwater Biodiversity Information System) Programme fully funded these Coprosma keys.
This key will run on most browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge.
Although this key is not optimised for portable devices, it displays OK on tablets.
Dedicated smartphone apps are available for two of the keys on these webpages (Coprosma and Native orchids).
A free app version of this key is now available for smartphones and tablets for both Android and iOS devices.