Scientific Name:
Centella uniflora (Colenso) Nannf., Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 18: 413 (1924)
  • Hydrocotyle uniflora Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 17: 239 (1884 [1885])
Vernacular Name(s):

Stems rather stout, branching, rooting at nodes. Lvs on petioles (1)–3–5–(15) cm. long; stipules ovate, up to c. 4 mm. long. Lamina glab. or sts loosely hairy towards base and on veins, orbicular to reniform, or oblong-reniform, (5)–10–(20) mm. diam., occ. larger; sinus open or base ± truncate; margins finely, regularly crenulate to nearly entire. Peduncles (2.5)–3–4–(25) mm. long, slender, ± pilose. Bracts 2, suborbicular to ovate, glab. Fls 1–2–(4), sessile, forming heads ± 5 mm. diam.; petals ovate, purple to whitish. Fr. suborbicular, somewhat compressed, c. 3–(4) mm. diam., with broad commissure. Mericarps rounded on dorsal edge, obscurely to distinctly 3–5–(7)-ribbed on face.

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

Indigenous (Non-endemic)

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

Colenso, W. 1885 ("1884"): A description of some newly-discovered and rare indigenous plants; being a further contribution towards the making known the botany of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 17: 237–265.
Connor, H.E. 1977: The Poisonous Plants in New Zealand. 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]
Nannfeldt, J.A. 1924: Revision der Verwandschaftkreises von Centella asiatica (L.) Urb. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 18: 397–426.