Scientific Name:
Aciphylla pinnatifida Petrie

Stock simple or branched, emitting rhizomes producing offset plants. Lf-sheaths ± 5 cm. × 12 mm.; stipules lflike, ± = lamina. Lamina up to c. 2 dm. long, divided to thick prominent yellow midrib into several subopp. to alt. rather distant, linear, pungent pinnules up to c. 3 cm. or more long, at wide angle to midrib. Stems ± 15–20 cm. to infl. ± 10–15 cm. long, stout, grooved. Bract-sheaths of male plants ± 6 × 2 cm.; stipules and lamina of flower bracts pinnatisect. Lower bract-sheaths of female plants c. 3 × 2 cm., deep orange; stipules and laminae similar to those of male plants. Fr. ± 5 mm. long; mericarps 3–5-winged.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
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]