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: West Cape (480B)

Source/Observer: P Wardle, AFM Mark & G Baylis

Number of observations: 166

District: Southland District

SpeciesStructural classConservation statusNative/Exotic
Abrodictyum strictum
(erect bristle fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Actinotus novae-zelandiae
(New Zealand flannel flower)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Alsophila smithii
(kātote, Smith's tree fern, soft tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Androstoma empetrifoliumTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Anisotome lyallii
(Lyall's carrot)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – RelictNative
Aporostylis bifolia
(odd-leaved orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Archeria traversii var. traversiiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Ascarina lucida var. lucida
(Hutu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium bulbiferum
(hen and chicken fern, pikopiko, mother spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium flaccidum
(drooping spleenwort, hanging spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium obtusatum
(shore spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia linearis var. novae-zelandiaeHerbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia nervosa
(mountain astelia)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroblechnum durumFernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroderia richardii
(toetoe)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Austrolycopodium fastigiatum
(alpine clubmoss, mountain clubmoss)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Azorella nitensHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Brachyglottis rotundifolia var. rotundifolia
(mutton-bird scrub)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Bulbinella gibbsii var. balanifera
(Māori onion)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Bulbophyllum pygmaeum
(pygmy tree orchid, bulbophyllum)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Carex horizontalis
(bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex pleiostachys
(Fiordland sedge)
SedgesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Carpha alpina
(carpha)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carpodetus serratus
(marbleleaf, putaputawētā, piripiriwhata)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia holosericea
(mountain daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Centrolepis ciliata
(centrolepis)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Chionochloa acicularis
(needle snow tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Chionochloa conspicua subsp. conspicua
(hunangamoho, broad-leaved bush tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Chionochloa crassiuscula subsp. torta
(curly snow tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Colobanthus apetalus
(colobanthus)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma colensoiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma crenulataTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma cuneataTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma foetidissima
(hūpiro, stinkwood, shit shrub)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma lucida
(karamū, shining karamū)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rhamnoidesTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rugosaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma walliiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Coriaria arborea var. arborea
(tutu, tree tutu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Corybas oblongus
(spider orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Cranfillia deltoides
(korokio, mountain hard fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Cranfillia fluviatilis
(kiwikiwi, kiwakiwa, creek fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Dacrydium cupressinum
(rimu, red pine)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Dendrobium cunninghamii
(winika, pekapeka, Christmas orchid, bamboo orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Dicksonia squarrosa
(wheki, rough tree fern, harsh tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Donatia novae-zelandiae
(donatia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Dracophyllum longifolium var. longifolium
(inanga, inaka)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Dracophyllum menziesiiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Dracophyllum pearsoniiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Dracophyllum politumTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Dracophyllum rosmarinifolium
(common grass tree, inaka)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Drosera spatulata
(sundew)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Drosera stenopetala
(sundew)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Drymoanthus adversus
(fleshy tree orchid)
OrchidsNot 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
Elatine gratioloidesHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Empodisma minus
(wire rush, lesser wire rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium komarovianum
(creeping willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Euphrasia dyeri
(creeping eyebright)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ficinia nodosa
(wiwi, knobby club rush, ethel sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Forstera sedifoliaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Fuchsia excorticata
(kōtukutuku, tree fuchsia)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Fuscospora cliffortioides
(mountain beech)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Gahnia procera
(giant sedge, gahnia, mountain gahnia)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Gaimardia setacea
(gaimardia)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Gaultheria depressa var. depressaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsData DeficientNative
Gentianella lineataHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – RelictNative
Gentianella montana subsp. montana var. montanaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Gleichenia dicarpa
(tangle fern, swamp umbrella fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Glossostigma elatinoidesHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Griselinia littoralis
(broadleaf, kāpuka, papauma)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Halocarpus biformis
(pink pine, yellow pine)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Histiopteris incisa
(histiopteris, water fern, mātātā, bat's wing fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum bivalve
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum demissum
(drooping filmy fern, Irirangi, piripiri)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum dilatatum
(filmy fern, matua mauku)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum flabellatum
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum lyallii
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum minimum
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum multifidum
(much-divided filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum nephrophyllum
(kidney fern, konehu, kopakopa, raurenga)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum sanguinolentum
(filmy fern, piripiri)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum scabrum
(rough filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Isoetes alpina
(Alpine quillwort)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Isolepis aucklandicaSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Isolepis habraSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Isolepis praetextataSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Lateristachys diffusaLycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Lepidosperma australe
(square sedge, square-stemmed sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Lepidothamnus intermedius
(yellow silver pine)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. juniperina
(prickly mingimingi, mingimingi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Leptinella squalida subsp. medianaHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Leptospermum scoparium var. scoparium
(mānuka, kahikātoa)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Libertia micrantha
(native iris, mikoikoi)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiaeHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Liparophyllum gunniiHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lobelia angulata
(pratia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lomaria discolor
(crown fern, petipeti, piupiu)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Lophozonia menziesii
(silver beech)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Luzuriaga parviflora
(nohi, lantern berry)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Machaerina tenaxSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Macrolearia oporinaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Metrosideros diffusa
(white rātā)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Metrosideros umbellata
(southern rātā)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Microschizaea fistulosa
(comb fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Myriophyllum propinquum
(common water milfoil)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine australis
(red mapou, red matipo, mapau, red maple)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine divaricata
(weeping matipo, weeping mapou)
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
Nertera villosa
(hairy forest nertera)
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
Oreobolus impar
(comb sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Oreobolus pectinatus
(comb sedge, cushion sedge, flat-leaved comb sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Oreobolus strictus
(comb sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Ourisia crosbyi
(Crosby's mountain foxglove)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot 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
Pectinopitys ferruginea
(miro, brown pine)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Pentachondra pumilaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pentapogon aucklandicusGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Phlegmariurus varius
(clubmoss)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Phormium cookianum subsp. cookianum
(mountain flax, wharariki)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Pimelea gnidia
(pimelea)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pittosporum colensoiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pittosporum rigidumTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Poa astonii
(blue shore tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa breviglumisGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Podocarpus laetus
(mountain tōtara, Hall's tōtara, thin-barked tōtara, tōtara-kiri-kōtukutuku)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Potamogeton suboblongus
(mud pondweed)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Prasophyllum colensoi
(leek orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudodiphasium volubile
(climbing clubmoss, waewaekoukou)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Pseudopanax colensoi var. ternatusTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudopanax crassifolius
(horoeka, lancewood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudopanax linearisTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudowintera colorata
(red horopito, mountain horopito, alpine peppertree)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pterophylla racemosa
(kāmahi, tawheo, tawhero, tawherowhero)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pterostylis graminea
(grass-leaved greenhood)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus glabrifolius
(waoriki)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Raukaua anomalusTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Raukaua simplex
(haumakoroa)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Ripogonum scandens
(supplejack, kareao, pirita)
Lianes - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Rubus australis
(tātarāmoa, bush lawyer, swamp lawyer)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Rubus cissoides
(tātarāmoa, bush lawyer)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Rumex neglectus
(shore dock)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Rumohra adiantiformis
(leathery shield fern, florists fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Rytidosperma setifolium
(bristle tussock, mountain danthonia)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Schoenus pauciflorus
(bog rush, sedge tussock)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Sprengelia incarnata
(Pink swamp heath)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Stellaria parviflora
(New Zealand chickweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Stylidium subulatumHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Thelymitra cyanea
(swamp sun orchid, striped sun orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Thelymitra longifolia
(white sun orchid, māikuku)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Tmesipteris tannensis
(fork fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Uncinia viridis
(green bastard grass, bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Veronica catarractae
(Fiordland parahebe)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica elliptica
(kōkōmuka, shore hebe, shore koromiko)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Waireia stenopetala
(yellow beaks, beak orchid, horizontal orchid,)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Zealandia pustulata subsp. pustulata
(hound's tongue, kōwaowao, pāraharaha)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Zotovia thomsoniiGrassesNot ThreatenedNative