Scientific Name:
Epilobium tasmanicum Hausskn., Monogr. Epilobium t. 20, f. 84 (1884)
  • Epilobium confertifolium var. tasmanicum (Hausskn.) Cheeseman, Man. New Zealand Fl. 176 (1906)
  • = Epilobium perpusillum Hausskn., Monogr. Epilobium 301, t.21 (1884)

Herb, creeping and rooting at nodes, often densely matted with crowded lvs, or with erect reddish stems to 15 cm tall. Stems glabrous or with lines of fine strigillose hairs decurrent from margins of petioles. Lamina of lf narrowly elliptic or elliptic, 6–20 × 2–5.5 mm. Floral tube 0.5–1.1 mm deep, glabrous. Petals white, 3.3–5 × 3.6 mm. Capsule glabrous, 0.8–2.2 cm long; fruiting pedicel (0.2)–1–4 cm long.

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

Indigenous (Non-endemic)

Flowering: Dec.–Jan.

Cheeseman, T.F. 1906: Manual of the New Zealand Flora. 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]
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.