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Key to wetland types of New Zealand

Olivia Burge

This Lucid 5 interactive key is designed to assist with the identification of wetland types within New Zealand. The wetland types (and indicators thereof) are drawn from Johnson and Gerbeaux (2004), which should be read in conjunction with the use of this tool.

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System requirements

Lucid logoThis 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).


Burge OR 2024. Key to New Zealand wetland types. Lincoln, New Zealand: Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research.


Johnson P, Gerbeaux P 2004. Wetland types in New Zealand . Wellington, New Zealand: Astra Print for the Department of Conservation.

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