Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Bulbinella modesta L.B.Moore (1964)
 Description

Plant very slender, us. < 30 cm. tall unless drawn up by surrounding plants. Lvs us. < 10 mm. wide, narrowing to subacute tip, often flaccid. Peduncle slender, often flexuous and ± procumbent. Raceme short and broad with few, well spaced fls; bracts short with wide sheathing base, hiding young buds but in fr. much shorter than pedicel; pedicels long, spreading, often upturned at tip. Fls bisexual; per. 9.5–13 mm. diam., shrivelled and pendent from base of ripening capsule. Ovary and capsule stipitate, the capsule globose above the gynophore, 4.5–5 mm. diam. Seeds 3.5–4 mm. long, brown, smooth, rounded and without wings. 2n = 14.

[From:  Moore and Edgar (1970) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 2.]

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology

Flowering: Dec.–Jan.; Fruiting: Dec.–Feb.

 Bibliography
de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Hitchmough, R.; Townsend, A.J. 2009: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand (2008 revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 47: 61–96. [Naturally uncommon]
de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Heenan, P.B.; Courtney, S.P.; Molloy, B.P.J.; Ogle, C.C.; Rance, B.D. 2004: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 42(1): 45–76.
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. [Declining]
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. [Naturally Uncommon]
Moore, L.B. 1964: The New Zealand Species of Bulbinella (Liliaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 2: 286–304.