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FloraNT is a public access web-based database of the Flora of the Northern Territory of Australia. It provides authoritative scientific information on some 4300 native taxa, including descriptions, maps, images, conservation status, nomenclatural details together with names used by various aboriginal groups. Alien taxa (over 470 species)[1] are also recorded.[2] Users can access fact sheets on species and some details of the specimens held in the Northern Territory Herbarium,[3][4] (herbaria codes, NT, DNA)[4][5] together with keys, and some regional factsheets.

In the distribution guides FloraNT uses the IBRA version 5.1 botanical regions.

The conservation act for NT flora (and fauna) is the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1976 or TWPCA, and it uses the IUCN criteria and categories.[6]


The Northern Territory Department of Environment and Natural Resources is responsible for the Northern Territory Herbarium which has two sites and two index herbariorum codes,[3] DNA,[7] at Palmerston, and NT in Alice Springs.[8]

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For other online flora databases see List of electronic Floras.


  1. ^ Flora NT: Introduced species Retrieved 20 November 2018
  2. ^ "FloraNT Northern Territory flora online". Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b About the Northern Territory Herbarium. Retrieved 21 November.
  4. ^ a b Northern Territory Herbarium. Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH). Retrieved 21 November.
  5. ^ Holmgren, P.K. & Holmgren, N.H. (1998, continuously updated) Index Herbariorum: A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York: New York Botanical Garden. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ Government, Northern Territory (2019-02-20). "Classification of wildlife". nt.gov.au. Retrieved 2019-08-11.
  7. ^ "DNA: Herbarium List - The William & Lynda Steere Herbarium". sweetgum.nybg.org. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  8. ^ "NT: Herbarium List - The William & Lynda Steere Herbarium". sweetgum.nybg.org. Retrieved 2019-11-04.

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