Checklists for the Flora

Checklists for the New Zealand flora are produced as PDF and data files from Ngā Tipu o Aotearoa - NZ Plant Names Database.  These checklists are made accessible via the Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research Datastore (

Two sets of checklists are available:

  • Annual Checklists are produced each year at the end of August.  These contain synonymised lists for the flora, including biostatus information.
    • A checklist is created for:
      • Seed plants
      • Ferns and lycophytes
      • Hornworts, liverworts and mosses
    • To access these checklists use the following link to visit the Datastore - Annual Checklists.
  • Quarterly Change Reports summarise changes to the names and taxonomy to, and composition of, the NZ Flora over the previous quarter. 
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