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Guide to the Lycopodiaceae of New Zealand

Curator Botany Leon Perrie and Research Fellow Patrick Brownsey have compiled a photographic guide to the 12 species of Lycopodiaceae in Aotearoa.

A white page with a picture of plants at the top and text in different sizes below

The Guide contains a photographic overview of the family in New Zealand and a diagnostic page for each species and is written for a wide audience. Only the more common taxonomic synonyms and colloquial names are given.

This complements – and is based on – the recently published electronic chapter, Flora of New Zealand – Ferns and Lycophytes. Fascicle 27, for this family. 

No matter where you live in New Zealand, you’ll have some of these species near you.


For more information, see: Brownsey PJ, Perrie LR. 2020. Lycopodiaceae. In: Breitwieser I, Wilton AD. Flora of New Zealand – Ferns and Lycophytes. Fascicle 27. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln. http://dx.doi.org/10.7931/kyrt-4p89