Species

Lastreopsis velutina

Etymology

Lastreopsis: like Lastrea, a fern known to the ancient Greeks; from the greek Lastrea and opsis

Common Name(s)

Velvet fern

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

Authority

Lastreopsis velutina (A.Rich.) Tindale

Family

Dryopteridaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

NVS Species Code

LASVEL

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

Ferns

Synonyms

Ctenitis velutina (A.Rich.) Copel.; Lastrea velutina (A.Rich.) Brack.; Nephrodium velutinum (A.Rich.) Hook.f.; Aspidium velutinum A.Rich.; Dryopteris velutina (A.Rich.) Kuntze

Flower Colours

No Flowers

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 82

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

Life Cycle and Dispersal

Minute spores are wind dispersed (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 11: 285-309

This page last updated on 31 May 2015