Scientific Name:
Epilobium hectorii Hausskn., Monogr. Epilobium 298 (1884)
  • = Epilobium krulleanum Hausskn., Monogr. Epilobium 305, t. 23, f. 95 (1884)
  • = Epilobium simulans Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 270 (1961)

Tufted slender herb 5–25 cm tall, often much-branched, perennating from buds near base, with short, crisp, erect or appressed hairs mostly confined to lines decurrent from margins of petioles, especially on upper part of stem. Lamina of lf narrowly elliptic, 0.3–2 cm × 0.1–0.4 cm. Floral tube 0.6–1.3 mm deep, strigillose outside. Petals white or pinkish, often flushed with pink after pollination, 2.5–8.6 × 1.8–5.5 mm. Capsule strigillose, sometimes very sparsely so, with denser lines of hairs conspicuous along the edges of valves and sometimes with a green suture line, 1.8–2.8 cm long; fruiting pedicel 1.3–2–(2.7) 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. [Data Deficient; 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. [Data Deficient; Not Threatened]
Haussknecht, H.C. 1884: Monographie der Gattung Epilobium. Jena.
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.