Plagiochila bazzanioides

Species

Plagiochila bazzanioides

Common Name(s)

liverwort

Current Threat Status

2009 - At Risk - Naturally Uncommon

Previous Threat Status

2004 - Range Restricted

Qualifiers

2009 - Dp, Sp

Authority

Plagiochila bazzanioides J.J.Engel et G.L.Sm.

Qualifiers

Dp, Sp

Family

Plagiochilaceae

Flora Category

Non Vascular - Native

Synonyms

None

Distribution

Endemic. Originally described as endemic to Rangitoto Island, this species has turned up on the Paparoa Range (2004) on Chatham Island (2007) and at North Cape (2011). It is probably quite widespread, and has simply been overlooked.

Main Flower Colour

Black

Other Flower Colour

Black

Fruiting

Fruiting period unknown

Threats

Not threatened. Although regarded as a narrow-range endemic, recent discoveries outside its type locality (Rangitoto Island) suggest that this species is better classified as a Naturally Uncommon, Sparse species - a ranking which was later adopted by Glenny et al. (2011).

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

References and further reading

Glenny, D.; Fife, A.J.; Brownsey, P.J.; Renner, M.A.M.; Braggins, J.E.; Beever, J.E.; Hitchmough, R. 2011: Threatened and uncommon bryophytes of New Zealand (2010 Revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 49: 305-327.

This page last updated on 25 Jul 2014

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