Agrostis muscosa

Species

Agrostis muscosa

Etymology

Agrostis: Greek name for a kind of grass
muscosa: moss-like

Common Name(s)

pincushion grass

Current Threat Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Previous Threat Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened

Authority

Agrostis muscosa Kirk

Family

Poaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Synonyms

Agrostis aemula subsp. beta spathacea Berggr., A. parviflora var. perpusilla Hookf., A. canina var. gamma

Distribution

Endemic. North Island from eastern Bay of Plenty south to the South Wellington coastline. South Island throughout except Westland. Stewart island

Habitat

lowland in coastal turf and gravel, otherwise montane, subalpine to alpine on stone pavements, within tussock grassland, on tarn and lake margins and in fell field

Main Flower Colour

Yellow

Propagation Technique

Easy from fresh seed and rooted pieces. Does very well in pots, and can be grown in most situations. Does not like humidity

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 42

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

 

  

References and further reading

Thorsen, M. J.; Dickinson, K. J. M.; Seddon, P. J. 2009. Seed dispersal systems in the New Zealand flora. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 2009 Vol. 11 No. 4 pp. 285-309

This page last updated on 10 May 2014

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