Species

Archeria racemosa

Etymology

Archeria: after Archer, a Tasmanian botanical artist
racemosa: raceme bearing

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

Authority

Archeria racemosa Hook.f.

Family

Ericaceae

Brief Description

Bushy shrub of upland middle North Island forests. Leaves harsh, small, widest at the middle before narrowing to a pointed tip, with green lines underneath. Flowers reddish, in small spikes. Fruit a woody capsule with an obvious stalk at the tip, splits to release small dry seeds.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Plant Code

ARCRAC

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Flower Colours

Red / Pink

Chromosome No.

2n = 24

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

Where To Buy

Not commercially available

This page last updated on 25 Aug 2013