Chenopodium ambiguum R.Br.; Chenopodium glaucum subsp. ambiguum Murr. et Thell.; Oxybasis glauca subsp. ambigua (R.Br.) Mosyakin
Vascular – Native
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
2n = c.32-36
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 | At Risk – Declining
Previous conservation statuses
2012 | Not Threatened
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Seeds are dispersed by wind and water (Thorsen et al., 2009).
ambigua: From the Latin ambiguus ‘ambiguous, uncertain’
References and further reading
Mosyakin, S.L.; de Lange, P.J. 2018: New combinations for three taxa of the Oxybasis glauca aggregate (Chenopodiaceae) from Australasia, East Asia, and South America. Phytotaxa 350(3): 259-273.
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.