Chaerophyllum colensoi var. colensoi


Chaerophyllum: From the Greek chairo 'to please' and phyllon 'leaf'
colensoi: Named after William Colenso (7 November 1811 - 10 February 1899) who was a Cornish Christian missionary to New Zealand, and also a printer, botanist, explorer and politician.

Common Name(s)

Mountain myrrh, Oreomyrrhis

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


Chaerophyllum colensoi (Hook.f.) K.F.Chung. var. colensoi



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


Oreomyrrhis colensoi Hook.f. var. colensoi; Oreomyrrhis andicola var. colensoi (Hook.f.) Kirk, Oreomyrrhis colensoi var. hispida Allan, Oreomyrrhis colensoi var. multifida Allan; Chaerophyllum colensoi var. hsipidum (Allan) K.F.Chung; Chaerophyllum colensoi var. multifidum (Allan) K.F.Chung


Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 14

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


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This page last updated on 18 Jan 2010