The details for each taxonomic name are presented in separate views:
Details, Synonymy, Subordinate Taxa, Collections, Distribution, Description, Image,
Keys, Literature and Links. Each view can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate
navigation button. When information is available under a view, the corresponding
navigation button is coloured bright green.
The full scientific name is shown at
the top of each view, immediately under the banner navigation tabs. Below the scientific
name the Classification breadcrumbs are displayed. This displays the taxonomic rank
and scientific name for each taxon that occurs in the hierarchy above the record
being displayed. Clicking on any of the names in this hierarchy will move to the
selected record. Where more recent phylogenetic information is available, a link
will appear to the phylogeny site.
Clicking the 'Synch to Tree' button below a taxon
entry will arrange the classification tree on the right hand side of the screen
to show the current species' location on the tree.
This field indicates the status of the name as applied at the Allan Herbarium.
The status is either “preferred name” or “synonym”. When a name is a synonym the
preferred name for the taxon is provided at the end of the field.
Place of Publication
This field contains the literature reference where the name was first published.
This field contains the page in the publication where the name
was published. It may also contain figure and table numbers.
This field contains the rank of the selected taxon in the taxonomic hierarchy. The value of this field
will be one of the following ranks: Kingdom, Phylum, Division, Class, Order, Family,
Genus, species, subspecies, variety, form, cultivar.
This field provides a list of biostatus information for the taxon for the specified region. The information
consists of four parts in the format "Geographic region (Geographic region schema):
Indicates the region for which the biostatus information is applicable.
Geographic region schema
Indicates to which of three
geographic schemas the Geographic region belongs. The three schemas are ISO Countries
(‘Political’), New Zealand Botanical Region, and the World Geographic Scheme for
Recording Plant Distributions edition 2.
Indicates the presence or absence of a taxon in the specified region. (More information…)
Indicates whether a taxon is indigenous or exotic in the specified region.
The literature reference upon which the name status is based for the Allan Herbarium
This field contains various notes that explain the nomenclature
of the record.
This field contains general notes associated with the selected taxonomic name.
This field provides a list of vernacular, or common,
names that have been used for the taxon. Each vernacular name is followed by the
name of the language for which the use of the vernacular name was recorded. For
example, cabbage tree is one of the vernacular names for Cordyline australis (G.Forst.)
This field provides a list of Maori names that have been used for this
taxon. For example, Ti is one name by which the cabbage tree (Cordyline australis
(G.Forst.) Endl.) is known to Maori.
This field provides the original
spelling of the scientific name for names that contained orthographic errors when
they were first published. For example, Grammitis billardierei was originally published
with the incorrect orthography “billardieri”.
A statement indicates
which code governs this taxonomic name, for example the International Code of Botanical
The LSID code is a unique identifier for this record in the Plant Names Database.
This field provides a list of scientific
names that includes the preferred name and any synonyms (old names) that have been
entered into the database. The currently preferred name is highlighted and has preferred
added in brackets.
You may move to any of these records by clicking on the name.
Subordinate Taxa View
This field provides a list of any scientific
names for taxa one rank lower than the rank of the selected record. For example,
the list of Subordinate Taxa for a genus will return the names of the species within
that genus. The list of Subordinate Taxa for a species will return all subspecies,
and may also include some varieties, forms, and cultivars of that species (provided
they are not separated from the species name by an intervening rank).
This view provides a list of herbarium specimens held at the Allan Herbarium.
The list includes all the records for the taxon and its synonyms that have been
entered into the database to date. The list may be re-sorted by clicking on the
column headings. The data presented in the list include:
This is the exclusive number assigned to each specimen that is accessioned into the herbarium.
Accession numbers for the Allan Herbarium all begin with CHR.
Country from which the specimen was collected.
The Land District from which the specimen was collected.
Indicates the specimen is type material held at the Allan Herbarium.
Clicking on the accession number of a specimen provides more details for that
record in a popup window. The additional fields provided are
The taxonomic name as it is written upon the specimen.
The ecological district from which the specimen was collected.
The habitat notes provided by the person who collected the specimen.
The date the specimen was collected as it is written upon the specimen.
The taxonomic name of the host species for collections of epiphytes or parasitic taxa.
These fields are repeated for cultivated specimens.
This view provides distribution maps based on the original collection locations of specimens held at the Allan Herbarium.
Maps can be shown with specimens for the name and also other combinations with
subordinate taxa and synonym names.
Each rectangle represents a New Zealand 260
Map series (1:50, 000) Map Sheet. Click on a map sheet to show a list of databased
herbarium specimens of this taxon. Clicking on a name returns to the details on
the name while clicking on a collection number gives further information on that
This view provides a list of available descriptions for
the selected taxon, including links to the Flora Series site. Click on a link to
view the full description and further information about the publication.
This view provides a pick list of images that are available for the selected
taxon (e.g. Haastia pulvinaris). Images may be enlarged by clicking on the
thumbnail to bring up a popup window. This popup window includes
information (where available) on:
Collection Accession Number
The number of the herbarium specimen that is depicted in the image.
The name as it was named by the determiner.
The person who identified the taxon in the image.
Brief text written by the creator providing details of the image contents.
The copyright holder for the image.
The name of the person who originally created the image.
shows a list of published keys which include this taxon, and the
publication they were taken from. Click on the hyperlinks to view
each key in its entirety. The result text for each key line helps to
navigate within the keys; clicking on a number will jump to the
corresponding couplet, while clicking on a name will jump to that
species' entry on the Ngā Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants
This view shows journal articles that
relate to this scientific name. Click on an article of interest for
more information, including a list of names associated with this
A future feature that will provide reporting tools.
Links to other related sites for this
scientific name. By preference we provide links to a set of search
results instead of individual records as these may change.