Arabis fastigiata Hook.f., Cardamine fastigiata Hook.f., Pachycladon elongata Buchanan, Notothlaspi hookeri Buchanan, Nasturtium fastigiatum (Hook.f.) Cheeseman, Cheesemania fastigiata var. fastigiata (Hook.f.) O.E.Schulz, Cheesemania fastigiata (Hook.f.) O.E.Schulz, Cheesemania gibbsii (Cheeseman) O.E.Schulz
Vascular – Native
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
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 | Qualifiers: DP
Previous conservation statuses
2012 | Not Threatened
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Gradual Decline
South Island: east of Southern Alps, from Marlborough to northern Southland.
On upland to subalpine rocks of drier interior mountains.
Herb with stout base, up to 1.8cm diameter, crowned by dense rosettes of hairless, fleshy leaves. Leaves up to 7cm long, deeply toothed. Flower head, up to 35cm tall, with simple or branched stems. Flowers white, 4-petalled, up to 8mm across. Seed pods narrow, 4cm or more long, 1.5-2mm wide, curved to straight. Seeds 1-1.5mm long.
P. enysii, P. stellatum. P. fastigiatum is hairless, has sharply toothed leaves and tall flower stems. P. enysii and P. stellatum have hairy leaves. P. enysii has short flower stems.
December - January
January - March
Difficult and should not be removed from the wild.
fastigiatum: Fastigiate; from the Latin fastigium; branches lying close together, parallel and erect
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Fact Sheet prepared for NZPCN by P.J. de Lange 1 August 2003. Description based on Allan (1961) - as Cheesemania fastigiata
References and further reading
Allan, H.H. 1961: Flora of New Zealand. Vol. I. Wellington, Government Printer
NZPCN Fact Sheet citation
Please cite as: de Lange, P.J. (Year at time of access): Pachycladon fastigiatum Fact Sheet (content continuously updated). New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. https://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora/species/pachycladon-fastigiatum/ (Date website was queried)