Vascular – Native
2n = 28
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 | Not Threatened
Previous conservation statuses
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Northeastern Southland and western Otago. Ultramafic and schist mountains from the Livingstone Range to the Otago Lakes District
Scree and rock debris piles derived from schist or ultramafic rock, often in damp areas
Field recognition: a distinctive species distinguished by its eroding rock or scree habitat, diffusely rhizomatous habit (though plants in some areas can be shortly rhizomatous and forming dense erect tufts), narrow inrolled yellow-green to grey-green leaves, laterally compressed spike, acute glumes and lemma which has obvious tufts of hairs at the base
poa: Meadow grass
schistacea: Schist-coloured, grey bordering on blue
Where To Buy
Not commercially available.