Rytidosperma setifolium


Rytidosperma: wrinkled seed
setifolium: bristle-leaved

Common Name(s)

Bristle tussock, mountain danthonia

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


Rytidosperma setifolium (Hook.f.) Connor et Edgar



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



Danthonia semiannularis var. setifolia Hook.f., D. setifolia (Hook.f) Cockayne, Notodanthonia setifolia (Hook.f.) Zotov, Danthonia semiannularis var. alpina Buchanan


Endemic. North Island from Te Moehau, Mt Pirongia and the Raukumara Range south. South Island throughout


Montane to alpine mainly in grassland, herb and fell-field, but also on rocky bluffs, especially in the northern part of its range.


Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 24

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


Where To Buy

Not commercially available.

This page last updated on 17 Jan 2014