Allisoniella recurva


recurva: bent back

Common Name(s)


Current Conservation Status

2009 - At Risk - Naturally Uncommon

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

2004 - Threatened - Nationally Critical


2009 - DP


Allisoniella recurva R.M.Schust.



Flora Category

Non Vascular - Native

Structural Class



Endemic. North and South Islands.


Terricolous in damp sites, such as near waterfalls, on moist clay banks, on tarn margins and within seepages, where it grows threaded amongst other vascular plants and mosses.


Recent field surveys have shown that this species is both biologically sparse, naturally uncommon and under no clear threats as such it has recently been listed as 'Naturally Uncommon' (see Glenny et al. (2011))


Fact Sheet Prepared for NZPCN by: P.J. de Lange August 2009.

References and further reading

Glenny, D.; Fife, A.J.; Brownsey, P.J.; Renner, M.A.M.; Braggins, J.E.; Beever, J.E.; Hitchmough, R. 2011: Threatened and uncommon bryophytes of New Zealand (2010 Revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 49: 305-327.

This page last updated on 8 Nov 2013