Guides to the ferns and lycophytes of New Zealand

Curator Botany Leon Perrie and Research Fellow Patrick Brownsey are compiling photographic guides to the ferns and lycophytes in Aotearoa New Zealand.

These guides contain a photographic overview of each family in Aotearoa New Zealand, a diagnostic page for each species, and is written for a wide audience. Only the more common taxonomic synonyms and colloquial names are given.

The guides complement – and are based on – the published electronic chapters of Flora of New Zealand – Ferns and Lycophytes, for each family. 

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

Please note some resources are still in draft form, and we will be adding more families over time.

Lycopodiaceae 

Based on the electronic chapter, Flora of New Zealand – Ferns and Lycophytes. Fascicle 27, for this family.

Pteridaceae

Based on the electronic chapter, Flora of New Zealand – Ferns and Lycophytes. Fascicle 30, for this family.

Tree ferns

Based on the electronic chapters, Flora of New Zealand – Ferns and Lycophytes. Fascicle 13 and Fascicle 11, for these families.

Blechnaceae

Based on the electronic chapter, Flora of New Zealand – Ferns and Lycophytes. Fascicle 29, for this family.

Please note some resources are still in draft form, and we will be adding more families over time.