Danthonia buchananii Hook.f., Notodanthonia buchananii (Hook.f.) Zotov, Danthonia semiannularis var. breviseta Hook.f.
Vascular – Native
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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.
2018 | At Risk – Declining
Previous conservation statuses
2017 | At Risk – Declining | Qualifiers: DP
2012 | Not Threatened
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Endemic. North Island, mainly in the central and southern mountains, but also present on the southern side of the Kawhia Harbour, and adjacent Awaroa Valley. Coastal in the eastern Wairarapa. South Island, throughout the mountains.
Usually in rocky places or on open alluvial gravels
Manaaki Whenua Online Interactive Key
The combination of short lemma lobes relative to the lemma, the very long palea which almost reaches the tip of the lemma lobes and is c. = the length of the upper lemma hairs, and the sparse rows of hairs (hairs on the callus can be thick, and the callus, lower and upper lemma hairs all overlap) distinguishes this species from all other species of Rytidosperma. In the field its robust dark coloured spikes are most similar to R. thomsonii, but in that species the awn is very short hardly protrudes past the glumes (+ other differences)
rytidosperma: Wrinkled seed
buchananii: Named after John Buchanan (13 October 1819-1898) who was a New Zealand botanist and scientific artist and fellow of the Linnean Society.
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