Scientific Name:
Glossostigma elatinoides Benth. ex Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part II, 189 (1854)
  • = Tricholoma elatinoides Benth. in de Candolle, Prodr. 10 502 (1846)

Stems branching, slightly stouter than in G. submersum, forming masses up to ± 15 cm. diam., branches ± ascending at tips. Lvs opp., petioled, 3–7 mm. long, narrow-spathulate to narrow-obovate, obtuse, entire, membr., gradually narrowed into petiole ± = lamina, often elongating at fruiting period. Fls c. 2.5–3·5 mm. diam.; calyx subcampanulate, obtusely (3)–4-lobed. Corolla very small, white, pilose to very nearly glab., margins ± ciliate; upper lip 2-lobed, lower (slightly larger) 3-lobed. Stamens 4, not exserted. Stigma large, spathulate, irritable. Capsule small, ovoid-globose.

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

Indigenous (Non-endemic)

Fruiting: Oct.–Mar.

Barker, W.R.; Nesom, G.L.; Beardsley, P.M.; Fraga, N.S. 2012: A taxonomic conspectus of Phrymaceae: A narrowed circumscriptions for Mimulus, new and resurrected genera, and new names and combinations. Phytoneuron 2012-39: 1–60.
de Candolle, A.P. 1846: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis. Vol. 10. Treuttel et Würtz, Paris.
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]
Hooker, J.D. 1854–1855: The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. II. Flora Novae-Zelandiae. Part II. Flowerless plants. Lovell Reeve, London.