Scientific Name:
Parsonsia capsularis var. ochracea (Colenso) Allan

Slender liane up to ± 3 m. tall, climbing over shrubs or forming tangled masses; branches and branchlets very slender, ± pubescent. Lvs at wide angle, on petioles 2–(5) mm. Lamina linear, entire, abruptly acute or apiculate, gradually narrowed to base; (3)–5–10 cm. × 1–2 mm. Infl. of few-fld axillary cymes up to 10 cm. long, us. shorter, on filiform pubescent peduncles up to 25 mm. long; occ. fls solitary; bracts linear. Fls 4–6 mm. long, on pubescent pedicles 5–10 mm. long. Calyx pubescent, lobes narrow-triangular to narrow-oblong. Corolla campanulate, up to 6 mm. long, yellow; lobes oblong, revolute. Anthers wholly exserted or mainly so, long-sagittate. Follicles up to c.15 cm. × 3 mm.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Oct.–Dec.; Fruiting: Nov.–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]
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]