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
- Stink bugs (Pentatomidae) of NZ
- Virtual mycota
- What is this bug?
Murray Dawson, Jeremy Rolfe, Kathleen Stewart, Jenny Dent, the NZ Native Orchid Group & others
This Lucid 3 key is for the identification of more than 120 species and informal entities of New Zealand native orchids. In addition to the main entries in the key, further tag-name entities are captioned under species aggregates.
The native orchid key is illustrated with more than 1500 images and runs using 43 characters and 212 character states. The key links to the New Zealand Native Orchids website, the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network, the Flora of New Zealand Online, and Ngā Tipu o Aotearoa, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research’s plant names database.
The TFBIS (Terrestrial & Freshwater Biodiversity Information System) Programme fully funded this project from 2011 to 2013. From 2013 to 2015, TFBIS provided additional funding to create app versions of this key for smartphones and tablets.
We welcome further feedback and contributions from users – please use the email contact below.
Note: This online key is currently being updated with new species in Corybas and Gastrodia and may not run for you.
Contact the author or try the smartphone versions instead – see the links below.
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.
Dawson M, Rolfe J, Stewart K, Dent J, New Zealand Native Orchid Group. 2012–2015. Key to native orchids of New Zealand.
Accessed at https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/plants/native-orchid-key.
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