Scientific Name:
Epilobium gracilipes Kirk, Trans. New Zealand Inst. 27: 351 (1894 [1895])
  • = Epilobium gracilipes var. concinnum Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 269, 970 (1961)

Tufted herb, with numerous, decumbent, leafy stems to 20 cm long. Stems with lines of erect or appressed eglandular hairs decurrent from margins of petioles. Lamina of lf narrowly to broadly ovate or ovate-elliptic, 0.5–1.8 × 0.3–1 cm. Floral tube 0.5–1.5 mm deep, glabrous. Petals white, 3.5–6.4 × 2.5–4.5 mm. Capsule glabrous, 2.8–5 cm long; fruiting pedicel (1.7)–2.5–6 cm long.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Dec.–Feb.

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. [Naturally Uncommon]
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]
Kirk, T. 1895 ("1894"): Descriptions of New or Remarkable Plants from the Upper Waimakariri. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 27: 349–353.
Raven, P.H.; Raven, T. E. 1976: The Genus Epilobium (Onagraceae) in Australasia: a Systematic and Evolutionary Study. New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin 216: 1–321.