Threat category:At Risk: Declining?
Regions:Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Nelson-Tasman, Marlborough, Westcoast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
Distribution:Uncommon in North Island, but more widespread in South Island
- Tall, stiffly erect, tufted sedge with mostly reddish-brown culms and leaves.
- Leaves are flat on one side and convex / rounded on the other.
- Colourless glumes and usually dark-coloured utricles.
Distribution and Habitat
- Uncommon in North Island.
- More widespread in South Island, but scarce in Southland and possibly absent from Westland and Fiordland.
- On beaches, lagoon, lake and stream margins, or in damp ground within open forest or short tussock grassland.
- Coastal to montane (up to 1,000 m above sea level).
- Drainage and modification of wetland habitats and weed competition, especially in lowland sites.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protect habitat.
- Ensure that forest owners are aware of potential habitats and can recognise the species.
- Check existing populations annually.
- Report new locations to DOC.
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN). http://www.nzpcn.org.nz
- Johnson P. and Brooke P. (1998). Wetland plants in New Zealand. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln.