Vascular – Native
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
Current conservation status
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2017 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2012 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: By Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, John W. Barkla, Shannel P. Courtney, Paul D. Champion, Leon R. Perrie, Sarah M. Beadel, Kerry A. Ford, Ilse Breitwieser, Ines Schönberger, Rowan Hindmarsh-Walls, Peter B. Heenan and Kate Ladley.
2018 | Not Threatened
New Zealand: South Island- Nelson and North-West Nelson, from the Gouland Downs in the west to Richmond Ranges in the east, and south to Nelson Lakes National Park.
Mostly on limestone and marble cliffs and rock outcrops, preferring shaded crevices and ledges. The species also occurs on ultramafic rocks in the dun mountain ophiolite belt of the Richmond Ranges in rocky, open, and moist habitats with Chionochloa defracta, and in forest . Occasionally on conglomerate boulders, in grassland and scree.
Mostly limestone and marble, occasionally conglomerate, and ultramafic rocks in the Dun mountain ultramafic belt
cardamine: From the Greek name kárdamon, referring to an Indian spice
References and further reading
Heenan, P. B. 2017. A taxonomic revision of Cardamine L. (Brassicaceae) in New Zealand. Phytotaxa 330. Magnolia Press, Auckland. 154 pp