It was created to help identify plants during ecological survey work, but will also be useful to students, researchers, and others in the New Zealand botanical community. A hand lens (10–20×) or dissecting microscope will be needed to see hairs on leaves and stems that are used for identification.
Key authors: David Glenny, Jane Cruikshank, Jeremy Rolfe, and Chris Morse.
The New Zealand TFBIS (Terrestrial & Freshwater Biodiversity Information System) Programme funded creation of this app.
This LucidMobile key is part of a series of free interactive keys for identifying New Zealand native and naturalised plants. Java versions are hosted by Landcare Research (http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/plants).