Species

Agrostis pallescens

Etymology

Agrostis: Greek name for a kind of grass
pallescens: rather pale

Common Name(s)

swamp bent

Current Conservation Status

2012 - Data Deficient

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

Authority

Agrostis pallescens Cheeseman

Family

Poaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

NVS Species Code

AGRPAL

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

Grasses

Synonyms

Agrostis muelleri var. paludosa Hack.

Distribution

Endemic. North Island, central mountains only. South Island fromnelson along Main Divide to Fiordland, rare in the east. Stewart Island.

Habitat

Montane to alpine but present in lowlands in the southern part of its range, usually in cushion or peat bogs

Propagation Technique

Very easy from fresh seed and division of whole plants but dislikes humidity, and will not flower without cold treatment

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 42

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

Where To Buy

Not commercially available

This page last updated on 23 Aug 2013