Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Drosanthemum floribundum (Haw.) Schwantes
 Description
Mat-forming trailing or cushion-forming subshrub. Stems much-branched, hispid, 30–100–(300) cm long. Lvs opposite or fascicled, terete, clavate, curved, obtuse, (5)–7–12 × 1.5–2.5 mm; papillae dense, rounded, glittering. Fls 1.5–2 cm diam. Calyx densely papillate; sepals 3–4 mm long. Petals spreading, purplish pink, 6–10 mm long. Stamens 3–4 mm long; filaments pink, hairy; anthers white. Stigmas 5, lanceolate, spreading, 3–4 mm long. Capsule small, 5-locular; expanding keels diverging; placental tubercles 0.
[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]
 Biostatus
Exotic
 Phenology
Flowering: Oct.–Jan.–(May); Fruiting: Nov.–Jan.