Oxybasis glauca subsp. ambigua
glauca: Bloom has thin powder
ambigua: uncertain, doubtful
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
Oxybasis glauca subsp. ambigua (R.Br.) Mosyakin
Vascular - Native
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
Chenopodium ambiguum R.Br.; Chenopodium glaucum subsp. ambiguum Murr. et Thell.
2n = c.32-36
Life Cycle and Dispersal
Seeds are dispersed by wind and water (Thorsen et al., 2009).
Although treated here as a subspecies of Oxybasis glauca, genetically and morphologically there is good reason to regared this plant at the rank of species. However, no combination at species rank yet exists for it in Oxybasis.
References and further reading
Thorsen, M. J.; Dickinson, K. J. M.; Seddon, P. J. 2009. Seed dispersal systems in the New Zealand flora. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 11: 285-309
This page last updated on 2 Jun 2014