- Perennial grass, leaves rigid, erect, up to 30 cm long and 5 mm wide, flat, glabrous on upper surface and underside hairy at base.
- Flowering stem up to 70 cm long.
- Differs from other species of Paspalum by having glabrous spikelets.
Distribution and Habitat
- Restricted to northern North Island where it is known from a few locations in Northland, Auckland and Bay of Plenty.
- Coastal to lowland, in seasonal wetlands, lake margins, gumland scrub, and near active geothermal vents.
- Habitat modification and loss.
- Natural succession by taller vegetation can shade it out.
Management Opportunities and Methods
- Survey for new locations.
- Protection of habitat.
- Weed control.
- 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 management - Department of Conservation, Regional Councils.