Oplismenus hirtellus subsp. hirtellus
Panicum hirtellum L.; Oplismenus hirtellus (L.) P.Beauv. var hirtellus
Vascular – Native
2n = 54
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 | At Risk – Naturally Uncommon | Qualifiers: RR
Previous conservation statuses
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Indigenous. Kermadec Islands - locally common on Raoul Island. Also recorded from The Meyer Islands. Widespread grass in the Pacific Basin.
oplismenus: From the greek hoplismos (weapon), referring to the spiked awns
hirtellus: A little hairy