Cardamine cubita


Cardamine: From the Greek name kárdamon, referring to an Indian spice
cubita: The epithet 'cubita', the Latin for 'elbow' refers to the bent distally bent stamen filaments of this species

Current Conservation Status

2018 - Data Deficient

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


Cardamine cubita Molloy, Heenan et Smissen



Flora Category

Vascular - Native


Endemic. New Zealand: South Island (North Canterbury)

Propagation Technique

Unknown. Probably easy but plants are very small, probably short-lived, and likely to be outcompeted

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Endemic Family


This page last updated on 12 Dec 2018