Key to Tasmanian Dicots


This key is based on the Key to Tasmanian Vascular Plants developed by Greg Jordan and David Tng, School of Plant Science, University of Tasmania. 

Descriptions are primarily based on:
Alexander, G (1993) Flora of Australia volume 50: Oceanic Islands 2. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.

Other sources of flora information:

Curtis WM, Morris DI (1963-1994) "The Student's Flora of Tasmania" Vols. 1-4b (Tasmanian Government Printer: Hobart.)

Clements, M & Jones, D (2007) A new species of Nematoceras and characterisation of N. dienemum (Orchidaceae), both from subantarctic Macquarie Island. Telopea 11, 405-11.

Clements, M et al. (2007) Biology and molecular phylogenetics of Nematoceras sulcatum, a second endemic orchid species from subantarctic Macquarie Island. Polar Biology 30, 859-69.

The Census of Tasmanian Vascular Plants.

NZ Plant Conservation Network website.


While 3 introduced vascular plant species are currently known from Macquarie Island, other introduced plants have been present in the past, including Rumex crispus, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Agrostis capillaris and Agrostis stolonifera.


General information on Macquarie Island:

Australian Antarctic Division - Macquarie Island environment

Parks and Wildlife Service - Macquarie Island World Heritage Area


Thanks to: Greg Jordan, Jennie Whinam, Miguel de Salas, Noel Carmichael.

The Australian Antarctic Division is acknowledged for providing logistical support.


Copyright for photographs remains with the photographer as indicated in the large version of each photograph.


Key and descriptions by Nick Fitzgerald, 2014.