Vascular – Native
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2n = 48
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
Endemic. North Island, southern Kaweka Range only. South Island on Banks Peninsula, central and south Canterbury and Otago
A species of dry, exposed rocky ground, and cliff faces in montane to subalpine zones. Most commonly found growing in deep fissures and cracks within fractured greywacke cliff faces.
Easily grown from fresh seed and division of whole plants. Needs a sunny free draining soil to flourish. Best grown in a pot. Dislikes humidity and prolonged wet conditions.
rytidosperma: Wrinkled seed
Where To Buy
Not commercially available.
Previously considered a South Island endemic this species has just (2004) been recognised in the North Island from the southern Kaweka Range.