Austroscyphus nitidissimus (R.M.Schust.) R.M.Schust.
Non-vascular – Native
Current conservation status
- Conservation status of New Zealand mosses, 2014 (PDF, 583.87 kB)
The conservation status of 109 New Zealand moss taxa was assessed using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). Four taxa and one undescribed entity that were not included in previous assessments have been added to the list. The conservation status of only two taxa has changed in this assessment. A full list is presented, along with a statistical summary and brief notes on the changes. This list replaces all previous NZTCS lists for mosses. Authors: Jeremy R. Rolfe, Allan J. Fife, Jessica E. Beever, Patrick J. Brownsey and Rodney A. Hitchmough
- Conservation status of New Zealand hornworts and liverworts, 2014 (PDF, 695.44 kB)
The conservation status of the New Zealand hornwort and liverwort flora is reassessed using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). A full list is presented, along with a statistical summary and brief notes on the most important changes. This list replaces all previous NZTCS lists for New Zealand hornworts and liverworts which previously had been part of a generic bryophyte conservation status assessment that included mosses. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, David Glenny, John Braggins, Matt Renner, Matt von Konrat, John Engel, Catherine Reeb and Jeremy Rolfe
2009 | Data Deficient | Qualifiers: OL
Previous conservation status
2004 | Threatened – Nationally Critical
nitidissima: From the Latin nitidus ‘glossy’ with the superlative suffix, meaning ‘glossiest’ or ‘very glossy’
Glenny et al. (2011)note that Austroscyphella nitidissima was describedwithout reference to A. phoenocorhiza to which it closely resembles. It may well prove to be conspecific.
Fact sheet prepared for NZPCN by P.J. de Lange August 2009.
References and further reading
Glenny, D.; Fife, A.J.; Brownsey, P.J.; Renner, M.A.M.; Braggins, J.E.; Beever, J.E.; Hitchmough, R. 2011: Threatened and uncommon bryophytes of New Zealand (2010 Revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 49: 305-327.
Please cite as: de Lange, P.J. (Year at time of access): Austroscyphella nitidissima Fact Sheet (content continuously updated). New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. https://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora/species/austroscyphella-nitidissima/ (Date website was queried)