Pellaea rotundifolia


Pellaea: dark fern; from the greek pellos; dark leaf and leaf stalk
rotundifolia: round leaf; from the Latin rotundus and folium

Common Name(s)

round-leaved fern, New Zealand cliff brake

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


Pellaea rotundifolia (G. Forst.) Hook.



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



Allosorus rotundifolia (G.Forst.) Kunze; Platyloma rotundifolia (G.Forst.) J.Sm.; Pteris rotundifolia G.Forst.

Flower Colours

No Flowers


Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 116

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family




This page last updated on 11 Aug 2014