Ngā Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants

Happy Holidays

The staff at Landcare Research are away on their holidays from December 25th to January 5th and our response to issues may be delayed during this time.

This site provides access to information on plant taxa that occur in New Zealand. The site combines data from the New Zealand Plant Names Database and the Allan Herbarium Specimen database – providing access to information on the scientific and vernacular names, distribution and collection data, keys, descriptions and images. It currently includes the data for the seed plants, mosses, liverworts, lichens and freshwater algae.


A notification service for changes to data in Plant Names Database is available as an ATOM feed.


Quarterly reports of the changes to the data in Plant Names Database are compiled into a report and made accessible in the DataStore (datastore.landcareresearch.co.nz). Click on the following link to view these reports: Query DataStore for Quarterly Reports.