Story: Alpine plants

Main alpine plants in New Zealand

Main alpine plants in New Zealand

The table lists the main alpine plant genera in New Zealand. Some genera, such as Forstera, Haastia, Oreobolus and Pachycladon, are confined to the mountains. Others, like Acaena, Dracophyllum and Hebe, also have species in the lowlands.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Hugh Wilson, 'Alpine plants - New Zealand’s alpine flora and its origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/11043/main-alpine-plants-in-new-zealand (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by Hugh Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007