Epacris pauciflora A.Rich. var. pauciflora
Vascular – Native
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
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2n = 26
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.
2012 | Not Threatened
Previous conservation statuses
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Bushy woody shrub with erect branches covered in small hard leaves 4-7mm long and a small dry capsule inhabiting shrublands. Twigs covered in small hairs. Leaves distinctly widest at middle, with three darker green lines on underside. Flowers white, solitary in the base of leaves but many per twig.
Endemic. North and South Islands from Te Paki south to near Charleston on the west coast of the South Island
Throughout the year
Throughout the year
Minute seeds are wind dispersed (Thorsen et al., 2009).
epacris: From the Greek epi ‘upon’ and akros ‘the top’, referring these plants’ habitat being on high ground
Where To Buy
Occasionally available from specialist native plant nurseries
References and further reading
Thorsen, M. J.; Dickinson, K. J. M.; Seddon, P. J. 2009. Seed dispersal systems in the New Zealand flora. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 11: 285-309