Notothlaspi australe


Notothlaspi: southern cress
australe: southern, from the Latin australis

Current Conservation Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2012 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2009 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. File size: 792KB

Previous Conservation Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened


Notothlaspi australe Hook.f.



Flora Category

Vascular - Native

NVS Species Code


The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites


Notothlaspi australe Hook.f. var. australe

Flower Colours

Red / Pink,White


Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = c.90-100

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


Cultural Use/Importance

The type of Notothlaspi australe var. stellatum Kirk is apparently missing. From the description it is not clear how this variety differs from the type variety. For this reason NZPCN do not accept this entity and prefer to regard it as insertae sedis.

This page last updated on 2 Jan 2014