Ecological Traits of New Zealand Flora

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This database of ecological traits, linked to Landcare Research's suite of databases related to plant systematics, is designed as a one-stop-shop for questions such as 'what kind of plant is this?', 'is it a weed?', 'does it produce viable seeds?', 'how is the seed dispersed?'.

See About the ecological traits database for more details including the publication list.

Trait categories covered by this database

Status in NZ Distribution Morphology Reproduction Flower and Fruit Other/Wetland

Download trait data

A web service is also available for downloading plant trait data.  For more information email Margaret Watts at Landcare Research.  The sample application for the web service can be downloaded from here.