short-hair plume grass
Dichelachne sciurea var. inaequiglumis Hack.. D. micrantha var. inaequiglumis (Hack.) Domin, Dichelachne inaequiglumis (Hack.) Edgar et Connor
Vascular – Native
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2n = 70
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: DP, SO, Sp
Previous conservation statuses
2009 | At Risk – Naturally Uncommon
2004 | Not Threatened
Indigenous. Common from Te Paki south of Auckland. Local south of there until the Wairarapa and Wellington where it is very common. South Island common in Nelson, Marlborough and Westland. Also known from single records from Stewart (2000) and Rekohu (Chatham Island) (2008). Also in eastern Australia and Tasmania
Florets are wind dispersed (Thorsen et al., 2009).
Easy from fresh seed. Short-lived but self sows readily and can become invasive. Good in dry clay soils.
Not Threatened but often uncommon over large parts of its range
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