This plant list has been compiled by the stated observer(s) and been provided to NZPCN for public use in good faith. NZPCN cannot guarantee that data contained in these lists are up to date or accurate. Most species lists are not corroborated with herbarium specimens. Note, species lists are not typically an exhaustive presence/absence survey of an area and often may focus on a single habitat or only contain species visible at a particular time of year (for example, spring annual herbs may go unobserved during much of the year). These lists should not be solely relied on for the purpose of assessing environmental effects or for preparing restoration plans - for this work a site visit is critical.

Site name: Mt Colenso (MTCL)

Source/Observer: APD 258 PCN716 AP Druce

Number of observations: 200

District: Rangitikei District

Date: 15/04/2004

SpeciesStructural classConservation statusNative/Exotic
Acaena anserinifolia
(bidibid, hutiwai, piripiri)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Acaena profundeincisa
(bidibid, piripiri)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Aciphylla colensoi
(giant speargrass, taramea)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Agrostis capillaris
(browntop)
GrassesExotic
Agrostis dyeriGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Agrostis pallescensGrassesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Alsophila colensoi
(rough tree fern, mountain tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Alsophila smithii
(kātote, Smith's tree fern, soft tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Anaphalioides alpinaHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Anaphalioides bellidioides
(Hell's bells)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Anisotome aromatica
(aromatic aniseed, kopoti, common aniseed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Anthoxanthum odoratum
(sweet vernal)
GrassesExotic
Anthoxanthum redolens
(holy grass, kāretu)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Argyrotegium mackayiHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Aristotelia serrata
(makomako, wineberry)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium bulbiferum
(hen and chicken fern, pikopiko, mother spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium flaccidum
(drooping spleenwort, hanging spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium polyodon
(sickle spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia fragrans
(bush flax, bush lily, kakaha)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia microspermaHerbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia nervosa
(mountain astelia)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia solandri
(perching lily, kōwharawhara)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Australina pusilla subsp. pusillaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Austroblechnum colensoi
(Colenso's hard fern, peretao, petako)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroblechnum lanceolatum
(lance fern, nini, rereti)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroblechnum penna-marina subsp. alpina
(little hard fern, alpine hard fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austrolycopodium fastigiatum
(alpine clubmoss, mountain clubmoss)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Azorella hookeriHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Brachyglottis bidwilliiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Brachyglottis elaeagnifoliaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Brachyglottis repanda
(rangiora, bushman's toilet paper, bushman's friend)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Callitriche stagnalis
(water starwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Carex astricta
(bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex corynoidea
(bastard grass, fish hooks)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex crispa
(bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex edura
(bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex healyi
(harsh-leaved bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex horizontalis
(bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex lectissima
(fine-leaved bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex megalepis
(bastard grass, caver's beard)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex silvestris
(forest bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex solandri
(forest sedge, Solander's sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex subviridis
(hook sedge, bastard grass, hook grass)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex uncinata
(bastard grass, hook sedge, kamu, matau-a-maui)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex zotovii
(Zotov's bastard grass, Zotov's hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carpha alpina
(carpha)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carpodetus serratus
(marbleleaf, putaputawētā, piripiriwhata)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia spectabilis subsp. spectabilis
(Common mountain daisy, cotton plant)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Chaerophyllum ramosum
(myrrh)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Chionochloa conspicua subsp. cunninghamii
(hunangamoho, broad-leaved bush tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Chionochloa pallens subsp. pallens
(mid-ribbed snow tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Cirsium arvense
(Californian thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Cirsium vulgare
(Scotch thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Clematis foetida
(clematis)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Clematis paniculata
(white clematis, puawananga)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma colensoiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma depressaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma foetidissima
(hūpiro, stinkwood, shit shrub)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma microcarpa
(small-seeded coprosma)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma perpusilla subsp. perpusillaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma propinqua var. propinqua
(mingimingi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma pseudocuneataTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rhamnoidesTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma robusta
(karamū, glossy karamū)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma tenuifoliaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cordyline indivisa
(tōī, broad-leaved cabbage tree, mountain cabbage tree)
Trees & Shrubs - MonocotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Corybas trilobus
(spider orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Cranfillia fluviatilis
(kiwikiwi, kiwakiwa, creek fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Craspedia uniflora var. uniflora
(woollyhead)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Dacrydium cupressinum
(rimu, red pine)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Dactylis glomerata
(cocksfoot)
GrassesExotic
Dicksonia fibrosa
(wheki-ponga, wheki-kohoonga, golden tree fern, kuripaka)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Dicksonia lanata subsp. lanataFernsNot ThreatenedNative
Dicksonia squarrosa
(wheki, rough tree fern, harsh tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Diphasium scariosum
(creeping clubmoss)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Dracophyllum recurvum
(curled leaved neinei)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Earina autumnalis
(Easter orchid, raupeka)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Earina mucronata
(bamboo orchid, peka-a-waka, spring earina)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Elaeocarpus hookerianus
(pōkākā)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium alsinoides
(willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium rotundifolium
(round-leaved willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Euphrasia cuneata
(North Island eyebright)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Forstera tenellaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Fuchsia excorticata
(kōtukutuku, tree fuchsia)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Fuscospora cliffortioides
(mountain beech)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Fuscospora fusca
(red beech)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Gaultheria antipoda
(bush snowberry, fool's beech)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Gaultheria rupestrisTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Gentianella bellidifolia
(gentian)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Geranium microphyllumHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Griselinia littoralis
(broadleaf, kāpuka, papauma)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Halocarpus biformis
(pink pine, yellow pine)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Helichrysum lanceolatumTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Histiopteris incisa
(histiopteris, water fern, mātātā, bat's wing fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hoheria sexstylosa
(houhere, lacebark)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Hydrocotyle elongataHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hydrocotyle moschata var. moschata
(hairy pennywort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hydrocotyle novae-zeelandiae var. novae-zeelandiaeHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum bivalve
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum demissum
(drooping filmy fern, Irirangi, piripiri)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum flabellatum
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum malingii
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum peltatum
(one-sided filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum pulcherrimum
(tufted filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum rarum
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum revolutum
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum sanguinolentum
(filmy fern, piripiri)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum scabrum
(rough filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum villosum
(hairy filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hypochaeris radicata
(catsear)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Hypolepis ambiguaFernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hypolepis rufobarbataFernsNot ThreatenedNative
Isolepis aucklandicaSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Isolepis habraSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Isolepis subtilissimaSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Juncus articulatus
(jointed rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus effusus var. effusus
(soft rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Lagenophora strangulata
(parani)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Leptopteris hymenophylloides
(crêpe fern, single crêpe fern, heruheru)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Leucopogon fasciculatus
(mingimingi, tall mingimingi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Libertia ixioides
(mikoikoi, NZ iris)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Libocedrus bidwillii
(pāhautea, kaikawaka, New Zealand cedar)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Lobelia angulata
(pratia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lomaria discolor
(crown fern, petipeti, piupiu)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Luzula banksiana var. migrata
(woodrush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Luzula congestaRushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Luzula leptophyllaRushes & Allied PlantsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Luzula subclavataRushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Luzuriaga parviflora
(nohi, lantern berry)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Macrolearia colensoi
(tupare, leatherwood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Melicytus lanceolatus
(māhoe-wao, narrow-leaved māhoe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Melicytus ramiflorus subsp. ramiflorus
(māhoe, hinahina, whitey wood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Metrosideros colensoi
(rātā)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Metrosideros diffusa
(white rātā)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Microlaena avenacea
(bush rice grass, oat grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Mycelis muralis
(wall lettuce)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Myosotis forsteri
(Forster's forget-me-not)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine australis
(red mapou, red matipo, mapau, red maple)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine divaricata
(weeping matipo, weeping māpou)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine nummularia
(creeping matipo, creeping mapou)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Neomyrtus pedunculata
(rōhutu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally CriticalNative
Nertera depressa
(nertera, bead plant, fruiting duckweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Notogrammitis billardierei
(common strap fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Notogrammitis heterophylla
(taupeka, comb fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Olearia arborescens
(common tree daisy, glossy tree daisy)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Olearia ilicifolia
(mountain holly)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Olearia rani var. colorata
(heketara)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Ozothamnus vauvilliersii
(Mountain tauhinu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Paesia scaberula
(lace fern, ring fern, scented fern, pig fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pakau pennigera
(gully fern, feather fern, piupiu)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Parablechnum montanum
(mountain kiokio, Dunedin-Cass blechnum)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Parablechnum novae-zelandiae
(kiokio, horokio, palm leaf fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Parablechnum procerum
(small kiokio)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Parsonsia heterophylla
(New Zealand jasmine)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Passiflora tetrandra
(kohia, NZ passionflower, NZ passionfruit)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pectinopitys ferruginea
(miro, brown pine)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Pentachondra pumilaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pentapogon aucklandicusGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Phormium cookianum subsp. cookianum
(mountain flax, wharariki)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Pittosporum eugenioides
(tarata, lemonwood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pittosporum rigidumTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pittosporum tenuifolium
(kohukohu, kōhūhū, black matipo)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Poa anceps
(broad-leaved poa)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa breviglumisGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa colensoi
(blue tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa imbecilla
(weak poa)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Podocarpus laetus
(mountain tōtara, Hall's tōtara, thin-barked tōtara, tōtara-kiri-kōtukutuku)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Polyphlebium venosum
(veined bristle fern, veined filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Polystichum vestitum
(punui, prickly shield fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Prunella vulgaris
(self-heal)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Pseudopanax colensoi var. colensoi
(mountain fivefinger, three finger)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudowintera axillaris
(lowland horopito, lowland pepper tree)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudowintera colorata
(red horopito, mountain horopito)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pyrrosia elaeagnifolia
(leather-leaf fern, pyrrosia)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus insignis
(korikori, hairy alpine buttercup, hairy mountain buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus reflexus
(hairy buttercup, maru, maruru, kopukapuka, pirikau)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus repens
(buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Raukaua anomalusTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Raukaua edgerleyi
(raukawa)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Raukaua simplex
(haumakoroa)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Rubus cissoides
(tātarāmoa, bush lawyer)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Rumohra adiantiformis
(leathery shield fern, florists fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Rytidosperma gracile
(dainty bristle grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Rytidosperma virideGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Schefflera digitata
(patatē, patē, seven-finger)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Sphaeropteris medullaris
(mamaku, black tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Stellaria parviflora
(New Zealand chickweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Styphelia nesophila
(pātōtara, dwarf mingimingi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Tmesipteris elongata
(fork fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Tmesipteris tannensis
(fork fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Uncinia viridis
(green bastard grass, bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Urtica sykesii
(native nettle, bush nettle)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica odora
(hebe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica serpyllifolia
(turf speedwell, thyme-leaved speedwell)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Veronica truncatula
(hebe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Veronica venustula
(hebe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Viola cunninghamii
(mountain violet, white violet)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Viola filicaulis
(forest violet)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Wahlenbergia pygmaea subsp. pygmaea
(North Island harebell)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Zealandia pustulata subsp. pustulata
(hound's tongue, kōwaowao, pāraharaha)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative