- A robust sedge with olive green rush-like leaves 1-2 mm wide.
- Inflorescences upto 70 cm long, each with 1-3 leaves.
Distribution and Habitat
- Sparsely distributed on the Volcanic Plateau (North Island) and in Nelson, Canterbury, Otago and Southland (South Island)
- Lowland swamps, lake margins, and in damp areas among of scrub and open areas of lowland forest.
- Habitat modification and loss.
- Animal browsing.
- Competition with exotic plants.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat.
- Propagation of plants for re-establishment at appropriate sites.
- Weed control.
- Avoid afforestation of known sites.
- Check existing populations annually.
- Report new locations to DOC, NZPCN.
Further Information and Support
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN). http://www.nzpcn.org.nz
- Weed and pest animal management - Department of Conservation, Regional Councils.
- Dopson, S.R.; de Lange, P.J.; Ogle, C.C.; Rance, B.D.; Courtney, S. & Molloy, J. (1999). The conservation requirements of New Zealand’s nationally threatened vascular plants. Threatened Species Occasional Publication 13. Department of Conservation, Wellington.
- Peter de Lange, Peter Heenan, David Norton, Jeremy Rolfe and John Sawyer (2010). Threatened Plants of New Zealand. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. 472 pp.