Drapetes dieffenbachii var. laxa Cheeseman, Drapetes laxus (Cheeseman) Allan
Vascular – Native
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
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2n = 18
Current conservation status
The threat classification 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) – more information about this can be found on the NZTCS website 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. Please note, threat classifications are often suggested by authors when publications fall between NZTCS assessment periods – a suggested threat classification status has not been assessed by the NZTCS panel.
2017 | Not Threatened
Previous conservation statuses
2012 | Not Threatened
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Endemic. New Zealand, North and South Islands
laxa: Slack, loose
Kelleria laxa had been treated as indigenous by Heads (1990) because he regarded plants found in Victoria, Australia as conspecific. Marks & Walsh (2014) revisited the status of the Australian K. laxa plants and showed that they comprised another species endemic to Victoria which they named K. bogongensis Marks.
References and further reading
Heads, M.J. 1990: A revision of the genera Kelleria and Drapetes (Thymelaeaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 3: 595-652.
Marks, C.; Walsh, N. 2014: Taxonomic reassessment of Kelleria (Thymelaeaceae) in Australia and recognition of a new endemic Victorian species. Muelleria 33: 3-11