Scientific Name:
Azorella cockaynei Diels (1908)
  • Schizeilema cockaynei (Diels) Cheeseman, Man. New Zealand Fl., ed. 2, 652-653 (1925)

Tiny herb with very slender to filiform rhizomes or stolons rooting at nodes, forming small patches. Lvs simple, clustered at nodes, on capillary petioles up to 15 mm. long. Lamina subcoriac., ± 2–4 mm. diam., suborbicular to broad-ovate; margins slightly thickened, not or slightly recurved; entire. Stipules triangular-ovate, ± 1·5 mm. long. Umbels on filiform peduncles up to 2 cm. long. Involucral bracts minute, ovate. Fls 3–4 on pedicels ± 1 mm. long. Calyx-teeth short, broadly triangular; petals deciduous, ± 8 mm. long. Fr. c. 1·5 mm. long, subtetragonous; mericarps plainly 5-ribbed.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1. as Schizeilema cockaynei (Diels) Cheeseman]

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Nov.–Dec.; Fruiting: Jan.

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. [as Schizeilema cockaynei (Diels) Cheeseman] [Not Threatened]
Plunkett, G.M; Nicolas, A.N. 2017: Assessing Azorella (Apiaceae) and its allies: Phylogenetics and a new classification. Brittonia 69(1): 31–61. [First Online: 15 September 2016]