Acaena pallida

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Species

Acaena pallida

Etymology

Acaena: From the Greek 'akanthos' thorn, referring to the spiny calyx that many species have
pallida: From the Latin pallidus 'pale or pallid'

Current Threat Status

2018 - At Risk - Declining

Previous Threat Status

2012 - Not Threatened
2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened

Authority

Acaena pallida (Kirk) Allan

Family

Rosaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Distribution

Indigenous. Southern North and South Islands, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Also S.E. Australia and Tasmania

Main Flower Colour

Red / Pink

Other Flower Colour

Black

Chromosome No.

2n = 42

Endemic Taxon

No

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 4 Dec 2014

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