Vascular – Native
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
2n = 28
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.
2017 | Not Threatened
Previous conservation statuses
2012 | Not Threatened
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Indigenous. In New Zealand scattered throughout from the Three Kings and North Island, south to Marlborough in the South Island. Recently (1998) discovered on Norfolk Island
Usually coastal on rocky headlands, cliff faces and boulderfield. Shows a distinct preference for basalt, limestone and ultramafic rocks but can also be common around bird nesting grounds. Often found inland on limestone outcrops in the Waikato, and on apatite-rich greywacke rock facies around Wellington and the Wairarapa
Manaaki Whenua Online Interactive Key
Easy from fresh seed and rooted pieces. A very attractive grass for a sunny, well drained place within a rockery, or within a hanging basket.
Not Threatened but has declined over the northern part of its range