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?
B Sykes, K Ford and N Thomas
The weedy species have been chosen on the basis of their invasive potential. One of the indigenous species, Wollastonia biflora, is included as it is a common coastal plant and the other is the striking Fitchia speciosa, a species endemic to East Polynesia. The list of species has been prepared by Bill Sykes (Allan Herbarium) and Marika Tuiwawa (SPRH) based on their field knowledge of plants in this region.
The South Pacific Region, as defined here, extends from New Caledonia in the west to the Pitcairn Islands in the east, and the islands of Kiribati in the north to the southernmost islands of Tonga, French Polynesia and the Pitcairn Islands.
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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).
Sykes, B., Ford, K.A, Thomas N. 2008. Weedy daisies of the South Pacific.
Accessed at https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/plants/weedy-daisy-key.
Date of access: 16 Jul 2020