Samolus repens var. repens
Sea primrose, shore pimpernel, water pimpernel
Samolus repens (J.R.Forst. et G.Forst.) Pers.
Vascular – Native
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
2n = 52
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
repens: From Latin repere meaning to creep, means creeping
The familial relationships of Samolus are unclear. The genus has variously been placed in the monotypic family Samolaceae, a broadened circumscription of Theophrastaceae, and Primulaceae. Here we follow the treatment in APG III, which recognises a broadened circumscription of Primulaceae that includes Theophrastaceae and Samolaceae.
References and further reading
Angiosperm Phylogeny Group 2009. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society 161: 105-121