Voters' comments for Lepidium rekohuense

  1. megan ireland (25 Nov 2019)

    Because its endangered and for the Chatham islands

  2. Bill Campbell (25 Nov 2019)

    Our critically threatened species need more recognition and support and this plant needs all the support it can get right now,

  3. Esther Dale (25 Nov 2019)

    A neat seabird associated plant

  4. Marion Emeny (20 Nov 2019)

    Such a cute plant

  5. Trudee (19 Nov 2019)

    Because I'm from the Chatham's and its one of my favourite plants

  6. Gillian (17 Nov 2019)

    I helped discover this species.

  7. Kerri Moir (14 Nov 2019)

    By no means a big and flashy plant in fact quite the opposite, but this gem needs our help and if this can bring it to the attention of the community near and far that has to be a good thing.

  8. B Gibb (13 Nov 2019)

    It needs lots of attention, and is as deserving as any plant we have. Fingers crossed it prospers this season!

  9. Jon (12 Nov 2019)

    Voting strategically - though I do hope NZPCN actually do something with this like Forest & Bird seem to do with their annual bird vote. Can pressure be put on those who are supposed to manage our biodiversity to start doing more? All we ever seem to hear about is birds, birds, birds....

  10. Jon (12 Nov 2019)

    A vote for Lepidium rekohuense is a protest vote at the ever increasing gap between actually saving our flora and me hearing officials just talking about it....

  11. Julie (12 Nov 2019)

    Trying hard to get this one back on track and out of the extinction spiral

  12. Toni (12 Nov 2019)

    Special plant. Native to my rohe. Worried about it.

  13. Mana (12 Nov 2019)

    Grows within my rohe

  14. Rich (8 Nov 2019)

    A vote for Lepidium rekohuense means more than a vote for Rhabdothamnus.

  15. Amanda (7 Nov 2019)

    A endemic to the Chatham Islands. In serious trouble now. Extremely close to extinction in fact. An amazing plant that should never have gone this way.

  16. Jade (7 Nov 2019)

    Amazing plant. Arm twisted to vote for it.

  17. Dustin (6 Nov 2019)

    Seems a worthy cause. I agree choosing is hard but this species has so many issues facing it, issues that it would seem much of the New Zealand 'forgotten' flora now faces it's projection into the limelight as a flagship for all plants of that ilk is to me very worthwhile.

  18. Tom Mayo (5 Nov 2019)

    To increase awareness of the plight of Lepidium rekohuense

  19. Erana Rameka (5 Nov 2019)

    To hopefully raise it's profile, I've only just learnt about it but it's such a struggle to choose only one, and this one seems as deserving as any! More so!

  20. Paul Bell-Butler (4 Nov 2019)

    With its interesting ecology, limited distribution and ability to (so far) hang on in the face of stiff competition and bewildering failures of management, this plant certainly deserves more attention than it receives.

  21. Jude (4 Nov 2019)

    It grows in my rohe and I have seen first hand the situation. May be not my "Favourite Plant" but I agree with Peter - we need to highlight the current situation. Our Flora is in serious trouble and not much is being done about it at species level.

  22. Olga (4 Nov 2019)

    I am voting for fun. So I have read the comments about many of the plants picked and I think this one has promise.

  23. Alicia (1 Nov 2019)

    No Brainer vote really. Reading the comments I find myself convinced of the need to add my vote as a plug for a wider cause. Why in this day and age with all our so called 'superior intelligence' do these situations keep on happening? Does no one charged with the task of saving our indigeous biodiversity care anymore?

  24. Poonam (1 Nov 2019)

    A sensible choice acting as an flagship for the majority of plants that people forget about

  25. Laura Harvey (31 Oct 2019)

    This critically threatened plants needs support to ensure its survival.

  26. Caralyn (31 Oct 2019)

    Subliminal messaging told me to.

  27. Finn (31 Oct 2019)

    I agree with Theo. How can our Government Department, charged wit managing our indigenous biota, allow a plant that was so easily managed go to the potential point of no return? Sadly this is not the only one either - consider rata moehau, ngutu kaka, and the whole host of less well known 'little plants' of our amazing country that are being ignored. A vote for Lepidium rekohuense will serve as a reminder to those responsible to stop denying and get on with saving...

  28. Theo (31 Oct 2019)

    Lepidium rekohuense is the largest scury grass in the New Zealand Archipelago. It may not look pretty or stunning when compared to pohutukawa or kowhai but it is a special plant. I have heard about its incredible rescue from the brink of extinction and then staggering slip back towards oblivion. I can't believe that has happened. So I see it as a flagship for all those not so pretties that deserve to exist being side -stepped in favour of our feathered friends.

  29. Peter de Lange (28 Oct 2019)

    I don't know if you could call it 'beautiful' I think so but then I named it with Peter Heenan. I am voting for it here because this species was managed successfully from the brink of extinction in 1996 (six plants) to nearly 600 plants in 2008 when thereafter, brilliant decisions resulting from the 2011 [de]strucutring of the Department of Conservation reduced the botanical expertise on the Chatham Islands to the point where there was no expertise left, and so it wasn't managed at all. In February 2019 there was one dying plant left. Over winter the seed bank produced a flush of seedlings but as of September 2019 none of these looked set to flower and will need careful management. This species, the largest Lepidium in the world could go extinct easily. This situation should never of happened. Sadly it is not an isolated case for our Flora. So that's my korero.