Scientific Name:
Phyllachne J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., Char. Gen. Pl. 115, t. 58 (1775)

Plants monoec. or polygamodioec. Fls solitary, sessile. Receptacle obconic, adnate to ovary; calyx-lobes 5–9, ± equal, corolla subregular, tube short, lobes 4–9, ± equal, staminal column erect. Epig. glands 2, semilunar. Capsule turbinate, indehiscent or irregularly dehiscent; seeds minute, ∞, obovoid. Glab. herbs, sts softly woody at base, with very densely placed short stems and branches clad in small, thick, coriac., densely imbricate, entire, sessile lvs, rounded on back. Plants forming hard cushionlike or matlike masses.

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

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Phyllachne J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
Indigenous (Endemic)2
Indigenous (Non-endemic)1
Forster, J.R.; Forster, G. 1775: Characteres Generum Plantarum:quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis, collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt, annis 1772-1775. Edition 1. London.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.