Viola cunninghamii

Species

Viola cunninghamii

Etymology

cunninghamii: Named after Allan Cunningham (1791 – 1839) who was an English botanist and explorer, primarily known for his travels to Australia (New South Wales) and New Zealand to collect plants. Author of Florae Insularum Novae Zelandiae Precursor, 1837-40 (Introduction to the flora of New Zealand).

Common Name(s)

Mountain violet, white violet

Current Threat Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Previous Threat Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened

Authority

Viola cunninghamii Hook.f.

Family

Violaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Distribution

Endemic. North, South and Stewart Islands in montane areas from East Cape and Central Volcanic Plateau south

Main Flower Colour

White

Other Flower Colour

Violet / Purple

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 48

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

Where To Buy

Occasionally available from specialist native plant nurseries.

This page last updated on 20 Jan 2014

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