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Site name: Purau Track SR (PRAU)

List name: Canterbury SR

Source/Observer: Canterbury SR GC Kelly

Number of observations: 63

District: Christchurch City

Date: 28/11/1971

SpeciesStructural classConservation statusNative/Exotic
Acaena anserinifolia
(bidibid, hutiwai, piripiri)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Aciphylla aurea
(golden spaniard, golden speargrass)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Alsophila colensoi
(rough tree fern, mountain tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Anaphalioides bellidioides
(Hell's bells)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Anthoxanthum redolens
(holy grass, kāretu)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Aristotelia serrata
(makomako, wineberry)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium flaccidum
(drooping spleenwort, hanging spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium hookerianum var. hookerianum
(Hooker's spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia fragrans
(bush flax, bush lily, kakaha)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroblechnum lanceolatum
(lance fern, nini, rereti)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austrolycopodium fastigiatum
(alpine clubmoss, mountain clubmoss)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Carex erythrovaginata
(lax bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex punicea
(red bastard grass, frost flat hook grass)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex uncinata
(bastard grass, hook sedge, kamu, matau-a-maui)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carpodetus serratus
(marbleleaf, putaputawētā, piripiriwhata)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Chionochloa rigida subsp. rigida
(narrow-leaved snow tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rhamnoidesTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rigidaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rotundifoliaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cordyline indivisa
(tōī, broad-leaved cabbage tree, mountain cabbage tree)
Trees & Shrubs - MonocotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cranfillia fluviatilis
(kiwikiwi, kiwakiwa, creek fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Cytisus scoparius
(wild broom)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Dichondra repens
(Mercury Bay weed, dichondra)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Festuca novae-zelandiae
(fescue tussock, hard tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Fuchsia excorticata
(kōtukutuku, tree fuchsia)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Geranium microphyllumHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Griselinia littoralis
(broadleaf, kāpuka, papauma)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Helichrysum filicaule
(creeping everlasting daisy, slender everlasting daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Histiopteris incisa
(histiopteris, water fern, mātātā, bat's wing fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hydrocotyle heteromeria
(waxweed, waxweed 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 flabellatum
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum sanguinolentum
(filmy fern, piripiri)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hypolepis millefolium
(thousand leaved fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hypolepis rufobarbataFernsNot ThreatenedNative
Juncus edgariae
(wiwi, Edgar's rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Kelleria dieffenbachiiHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Leptopteris hymenophylloides
(crêpe fern, single crêpe fern, heruheru)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Lomaria discolor
(crown fern, petipeti, piupiu)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Melicytus crassifolius
(thick-leaved mahoe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Microlaena avenacea
(bush rice grass, oat grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Muehlenbeckia australis
(pōhuehue, large-leaved muehlenbeckia)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Muehlenbeckia complexa var. complexa
(small-leaved pōhuehue, scrub pōhuehue, wire vine)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine divaricata
(weeping matipo, weeping mapou)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Notogrammitis billardierei
(common strap fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Olearia ilicifolia
(mountain holly)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Parablechnum procerum
(small kiokio)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Phlegmariurus varius
(clubmoss)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Phormium cookianum subsp. cookianum
(mountain flax, wharariki)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Pittosporum tenuifolium
(kohukohu, kōhūhū, black matipo)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Poa cita
(silver tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Podocarpus laetus
(mountain tōtara, Hall's tōtara, thin-barked tōtara, tōtara-kiri-kōtukutuku)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Polystichum vestitum
(punui, prickly shield fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudopanax arboreus
(fivefinger, five finger, whauwhaupaku)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudowintera colorata
(red horopito, mountain horopito, alpine peppertree)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pteridium esculentum
(bracken, rarauhe, bracken fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Raoulia glabra
(mat daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Rubus cissoides
(tātarāmoa, bush lawyer)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Scleranthus uniflorusHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Styphelia nesophila
(pātōtara, dwarf mingimingi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica salicifolia
(koromiko)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Zealandia pustulata subsp. pustulata
(hound's tongue, kōwaowao, pāraharaha)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative