Scientific Name:
Anisotome haastii (F.Muell.) Cockayne & Laing, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 43: 366 (1911)
  • Gingidium haastii F.Muell., Edinburgh New Philos. J. 14: 158 (1861)
  • Ligusticum haastii (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Hook.f. in Hooker, Handb. New Zealand Fl. 95 (1864)
Vernacular Name(s):
Haast's carrot

Stems rather stout, 3–6 dm. tall, grooved; stock c. 2–3 cm. diam. Lvs on stout petioles 8–12 cm. long, including sheath narrowed to apex and shortly liguled. Lamina about ovate-oblong, 15–25 × 6–12 cm., 2–3–(4)-pinnate. Primary pinnae 8–12 pairs, 4–8 × 2–3 cm., about obovate, cuneately narrowed to base. Secondary pinnae ± 2–(5) × 0·5–1cm., again pinnate or very deeply cut into linear lobes up to c. 15 × 1–2 mm., with flexuous hair-processes (1)–2–3–(4) mm. long. Stem-bracts or -lvs with sheaths ± 4 × 2 cm. tipped by lamina up to c. 6 cm. long. Umbels us. many, subpaniculately arranged, ± 5–8 cm. diam. Primary rays stout, c. 4–5 cm. long; involucral bracts linear to filiform, hair-tipped. Secondary rays ± 1–2 cm. long; involucral bracts similar, shorter. ♂ with caryx-lobes acute, ± 2 mm. long; ♀ with shorter blunter lobes; petals white, ± 3 mm. long. Fr. (4)–5–(6) mm. long, narrow-ovoid. Mericarps 5–(4)-ribbed and winged. Styles slender, 2–3 mm. long; stylopodia prominent.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Oct.–Feb.; Fruiting: Dec.–Mar.

Cockayne, L.; Laing, R. M. 1911 ("1910"): The Mount Arrowsmith district: A Study in Physiography and Plant Ecology. Part II: Plant Ecology. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 43: 342–378.
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]
Hooker, J.D. 1864: Handbook of the New Zealand Flora: a systematic description of the native plants of New Zealand and the Chatham, Kermadec's, Lord Auckland's, Campbell's and Macquarie's Islands. Part I. Reeve, London.
Mueller, F. 1861: Botanical Society of Edinburgh: Observation on some hitherto undescribed plants from New Zealand. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 14: 157–158.