Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Aciphylla inermis W.R.B.Oliv., Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 84: 14 (1956)
 Description

Tufted, with spreading flexible 2-pinnate lvs up to 25 cm. long. Sheaths up to 40–45 × 20 mm., tapering to stipules 20–40 × 1 mm. Petioles 3–4 cm. long, lower internodes 2–3cm. long. Primary pinnae 4–5 pairs, striate, 7–8 cm. long; secondary 2–3 pairs, 5 cm. × 3 mm., striate, margins slightly thickened, tips with non-pungent acicle ± 1 mm. long. Stems of male plant finely grooved, c. 50 × 1 cm. including infl. c. 25 cm. long. Bracts in rather distant whorls; lower with sheaths ± 4 × 1·5 cm., tapering to apex; stipules linear, acicular, 10–15 mm. long; lamina irregularly pinnate, with c.3 pairs of segs up to c.3 cm. long, lower sts with a few secondary pinnules. Umbels ± 20, on slender rays, involucral bracts capillary.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
Oliver, W.R.B. 1956: The Genus Aciphylla. (Cockayne Memorial Paper No. 2). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 84: 1–18.