Zotovia thomsonii


thomsonii: after Thomson

Common Name(s)

None known

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


Zotovia thomsonii (Petrie) Edgar et Connor



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



Ehrharta thomsonii Petrie, Microlaena thomsonii (Petrie) Petrie, Petriella thomsonii (Petrie) Zotov


Endemic. South Island uncommon from North West Nelson to southern Westland, common in Fiordland and Southland. Stewart Island.


lowland to alpine (10 - 1500 m) in damp ground under scrub, in tussock grassland, wet rock crevices, bogs and cushion herb field.

Propagation Technique

Easy from rooted pieces and division of whole plants but rather slow growing. An excellent pot plant or turf forming species for shaded, damp, poorly drained soils


Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 48

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


Where To Buy

Not commercially available


This page last updated on 20 Jan 2014