Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Centella L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2), 1393 (1763)

Infl. a simple umbel subtended by 2 us. conspicuous bracts, Calyxteeth obsolete; petals whitish, imbricate in bud. Fr. laterally compressed, orbicular in outline, with narrow commissure. Mericarps flattened; primary ribs 3–5; secondary 3–5, prominent. Creeping perennial herbs with simple lvs; lamina ovate to ovate-cordate to reniform.

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

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Centella L.
Indigenous (Non-endemic)1
Exotic: Casual1
Linnaeus, C. 1763: Species Plantarum, Editio Secunda.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.