Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Aciphylla divisa (Cheeseman) Cheeseman, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 54: 568 (1923)
Synonymy:
  • Aciphylla monroi var. divisa Cheeseman, Trans. New Zealand Inst. 47: 42 (1915 [1914])
 Description

Tufted plant up to ± 4 dm. tall, closely invested by dead lf-sheaths. Sheath up to 8 × 1·5 cm., submembr.; stipules very slender, c. 2 cm. long, pungent; petioles concavo-convex to flat, ± 5–6 cm. long; lowest internodes ± 2 cm. long, upper very short. Primary pinnae 4–8 pairs, 4–7 cm. × 3 mm., tapering to pungent point, margins thickened. Secondary pinnae up to c. 5 cm. long; tertiary pinnae 1 pair, ± 2–3 cm. long, pale and swollen at base as are secondary pairs. Stems of male plants up to 5 dm. × 9 mm., us. smaller, ending in ± corymbose infl. up to c. 10 cm. diam. Lower bracts up to c. 12 cm. long, often empty; sheath ± 4 × 1 cm.; stipules up to 10 × 2 mm., acicular; lamina 3–2–1-pinnate, lflts up to 4 cm. × 1 -1·5 mm., acicular. Umbels forming heads up to ± 6 cm. diam., on slender rays up to 5 cm. long; umbellules rather crowded, rays several, very slender. Stems of female plants ending in ± globose panicle up to c. 10 cm. diam. Lower bracts involucrate; sheaths broad; stipules long, subulate, pungent; lamina linear, similar to stipules. Umbels on rays up to c. 2.5 cm. long; umbellules with very slender short rays. Fr. ± 4 mm. long.

[From:  Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
Cheeseman, T. F. 1923: New species of flowering-plants. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 54: 565–569.
Cheeseman, T.F. 1915: Notes on Aciphylla, with Descriptions of New Species. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 47: 39–44.
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]