Scientific Name:
Anisotome deltoidea (Cheeseman) Cheeseman, Man. New Zealand Fl., ed. 2, 677-678 (1925)
  • Ligusticum deltoideum Cheeseman, Trans. New Zealand Inst. 14: 299 (1882)

Slender herb, seldom > 15 cm. tall, with rather stout stock. Lvs on petioles (2)–5–(10) cm. long; sheath c. 8 mm. long, delicate, with short rounded ligules. Lamina 3–5–(10) × 1·5–3–(5) cm., about deltoid in outline, with 3–5 pairs of distant pinnae. Lower pair of primary pinnae up to c. 6 cm. long, including petiole, again with ± 4 pairs of pinnae. Secondary pinnae up to ± 2 cm. long; tertiary pinnae, or lobes, ± 3 pairs, distant, narrow linear-lanceolate, acute, up to ± 5 mm. long, hair-tipped; or lobes broader, deeply and finely cut, cuneately narrowed to base. Peduncles up to c. 6cm. long; bracts small, sheathing. Umbels compound, ± 3–4–(5) cm. diam; primary rays unequal, spreading, up to c. 5 cm. long; involucral bracts few, short, filiform to capillary, expanded at base. Umbellules on rays up to c. 5 mm. long; fls minute, petals white or sts flushed with pink. Fr. narrow-oblong, (3)–4–5–(7) mm. long; mericarps 5-winged.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Dec.–Jan.; Fruiting: Jan.–Mar.

Cheeseman, T.F. 1882: On some Additions to the Flora of New Zealand. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 14: 299–301.
Cheeseman, T.F. 1925: Manual of the New Zealand Flora. Edition 2. Government Printer, Wellington.
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]