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 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, South and Stewart Islands, from Mt Pirongia and Hikurangi south. Also on the Chatham Islands
In open forest (often Nothofagus), scrub or tussock grassland. Also along river, stream and lake margins, showing a distinct preference for calcareous rocks, or base-rich rock facies.
Easy from fresh seed and rooted pieces. An attractive and easily grown grass. Does best in damp ground in a cool, shaded spot.
Where To Buy
Not commercially available.
May hybridise with T. tenellum (Petrie) A.W.Hill and T. youngii Hook.f.