Archeria: after Archer, a Tasmanian botanical artist
traversii: Named after William Thomas Locke Travers (1819-1903) who was an Irish lawyer, magistrate, politician, explorer, naturalist, photographer. He lived in New Zealand from 1849 and was a fellow of the Linnean Society.
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
Archeria traversii Hook.f.
Bushy shrub of wetter South Island forests. Twigs reddish. Leaves harsh, small, longer than wide and narrowing to a pointed tip. Flowers white or reddish, in small spikes. Fruit a woody capsule with an obvious stalk at the tip, splits to release small dry seeds.
Vascular - Native
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
Red / Pink,Yellow
Where To Buy
Not commercially available
This page last updated on 25 Aug 2013