Scientific Name:
Parsonsia capsularis (G.Forst.) DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 8, 499 (1844) var. capsularis
  • = Parsonsia capsularis var. parviflora Carse, Trans. New Zealand Inst. 49: 46 (1917)

Forster's description is: "foliis lanceolatis integerrimis oppositis: cymis axillaribus diffusis." In K is a Forster specimen "Presented by the Corporation of Liverpool, August 1886". There is one flowering piece; fls with pilose pedicels, corolla pilose without, anthers exserted. Lvs on slender petioles ± 2 mm. long; lamina (4)–6–7 × 1·5–2 cm., lanceolate- to elliptic-oblong, entire or slightly sinuate.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Carse, H. 1917: Notes on Parsonsia capsularis R. Br. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 49: 45–46.
de Candolle, A.P. 1844: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis. Vol. 8.
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]
Forster, J.G.A. 1786: De Plantis Esculentis Insularum Oceani Australis commentatio botanica. Haude & Spener, Berlin.