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.