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  1. Pimelea mimosa in the wild

  2. The newly described Pimelea mimosa is noted within the website as being defined in the latest revision as extinct in the wild. As an additional note to that, there are a small number of extant plants on the cliffs of Te Mata Peak (that I have viewed), that are not part of replanting works, and I am reliably informed are naturally-occurring. A photo of one plant is included with this comment.

  3. Hi Philip

    Thanks for that - what you tell me does not surprise me in the slightest as most of the conservation assessments provided by Burrows (2011) seem light on detail and I seriously doubt that Te Mata Peak has been thoroughly explored for this species by Colin Burrows or anyone else in the last few years. Several years ago we had a similar case with an apparently unnamed Celmisia listed from there as extinct. One of our DOC botanists went out and had a look and found it to be abundant. I will now modify the text based on your information.



  4. Hi Peter

    Thanks for registering that on the profile. It's good that it should be known that it's still there; as knowing that it's still hanging on might make a bit of a difference to the will to conserve it. I can concur that the Celmisia aff. gracilenta is really quite common on the same cliffs. I think the Te Mata Pimelea's got the potential to be a species that can galvanise more interest in threatened plants, as it's a very attractive and amenable garden plant.

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