Scientific Name:
Dichondra J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., Char. Gen. Pl. 39 (1775)

Small, creeping, glabrous or hairy perennial herbs; stems rooting at nodes. Latex 0. Lvs entire or nearly so; petioles usually long and slender. Fls solitary, axillary, small and inconspicuous; bracts minute. Sepals 5, subequal, accrescent. Corolla campanulate, deeply 5-lobed, greenish or yellowish; lobes valvate with infolded margins. Stamens included. Ovary of 2 distinct carpels, each with (1)–2 ovules. Styles 2, filiform, inserted between carpels. Capsule membranous, usually 1-seeded, 2-lobed, indehiscent or dehiscing irregularly. Seeds smooth and glabrous.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Dichondra J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
Indigenous (Non-endemic)2
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Forster, J.R.; Forster, G. 1775: Characteres Generum Plantarum:quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis, collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt, annis 1772-1775. Edition 1. London.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
NZFRI Herbarium 2021: Accessioned specimen(s).