Milium globosum Thunb., Isachne australis R.Br., Panicum gonatodes Steud.
Vascular – Native
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2n = 60
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
Indigenous. North Island throughout but uncommon at high altitudes and scarce south of the Manawatu River. South Island, West Coast, Mahers Swamp. Widespread throughout South-East Asia, Japan and Australia
Florets are water and wind dispersed (Thorsen et al., 2009).
Easy from fresh seed and rooted pieces. Does best partially submerged in water, and requires full sun to flower. An excellent plant for a slow flowing stream bank, shallow pond or lake margin.
isachne: From the Greek isos ‘equal’ and achne ‘chaff’, referring to the equal florets, glumes, or lemmas
globosa: From the Latin globosus ‘globe shaped’, i.e. forming a true sphere
Where To Buy
Not commercially available
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