Zoysia planifolia Zotov
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 = 40
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
Endemic. Three Kings Islands, North Island, from North Cape to Kawhia Harbour, near Cambridge and the Bay of Plenty.
Mainly coastal, but inland in the Hamiltion Basin on the banks of the Waikato River. In sandy, and rocky ground, in saltmarshes and often under scrub or under trees.
Manaaki Whenua Online Interactive Key
Easy from fresh seed and rooted pieces, an excellent mat-forming grass, ideal of high traffic sites such as lawns, especially in dry climates. Cold sensitive.
zoysia: Named for Karl von Zois (or Zoys), 18th century Austrian botanist
Where To Buy
Not commercially available.