Scientific Name:
Pseudopanax linearis (Hook.f.) K.Koch, Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 2: 366 (1859) – as lineare
  • Panax linearis Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 93 (1853)
  • Nothopanax linearis (Hook.f.) Harms, Value cannot be null. Parameter name: s 48 (1894) – as lineare

Shrub up to c. 3 m. tall; branches few, spreading, with scattered small simple to trifid scales. Lvs of juveniles ascending, c. 15–25 × 0·5–1 cm., narrow-linear, subacute to retuse, obscurely sinuately crenate-serrate, midrib pale, prominent, c. 1–1·5 mm. wide, veins obscure; petioles very short, stout. Lvs of adults on stout petioles c. 5 mm. long, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute and mucronate to obtuse, 5–10 × 0.75–1 cm., obscurely to distinctly and distantly crenate-serrate. Umbels us. compound, terminal and occ. axillary; primary rays 3–10, umbellules 5–10-fld. Ovary 3–5-loculed, style-branches 3–5, connate at base, recurved at tips. Fr. broadly oblong-ovoid, c. 5 × 4 mm.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Fruiting: Jan.–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. [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]
Edgar, E. 1973: Names in Pseudopanax C. Kock (Araliaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 11: 171–172.
Harms, H.A.T. 1894: Engler, H.G.A.; Prantl, K.A.E Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien. Vol. 3.
Hooker, J.D. 1852–1853 ("1853"): 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 I. Flowering plants. Lovell Reeve, London.
Koch, C. In: Koch, C.; Fintelmann, G. A. 1859: Wochenschrift für Gärtnerei und Pflanzenkunde 2