Cassytha pubescens


Cassytha: From the Greek word kassyo 'sew' or 'patch'

Common Name(s)

taihoa, mawhai

Current Conservation Status

2012 - Non Resident Native - Coloniser

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 - Exotic
2004 - Exotic


2012 - DP, SO


Cassytha pubescens R.Br.



Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Flower Colours


Life Cycle and Dispersal

Fleshy drupes are dispersed by frugivory and water (Thorsen et al., 2009).

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 2009 Vol. 11 No. 4 pp. 285-309

This page last updated on 30 Aug 2015