Species

Microlaena avenacea

Etymology

Microlaena: small cover (outer scales of spikelet)
avenacea: oat-like

Common Name(s)

bush rice grass, oat grass

Current Conservation Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2012 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2009 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. File size: 792KB

Previous Conservation Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened

Authority

Microlaena avenacea (Raoul.) Hook.f.

Family

Poaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

NVS Species Code

MICAVE

The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.

Structural Class

Grasses

Synonyms

Diplax avenacea Raoul; Microlaena avenacea (Raoul) Hook.f. var. avenacea; Ehrharta diplax F.Muell.

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 48

Endemic Taxon

No

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

Where To Buy

Occasionally offered by specialist native plant nurseries.

  

This page last updated on 10 Aug 2014