Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Parsonsia R.Br., Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 1: 53 (1810)
 Description

Fls small, in ± corymbose cymes, 5-merous; calyx us. with 5 glandular scales within; corolla-tube subcylindric, lobes spreading; stamens inserted at or near middle of tube, filaments sts twisted; anthers connivent or coherent around stigma, cells produced below. Ovary 2-loculed, style slender, ovules ∞.Fr. of 2 coherent, finally separating follicles. Seeds with tuft of hairs (coma) at apex. Mostly softly woody stemtwining lianes. Type sp.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Parsonsia R.Br.
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)3
Total3
 Bibliography
Brown, R. 1810: On the Asclepiadeae, a natural order of plants separated from the Apocyneae of Jussieu. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society. Edinburgh 1: 12–78.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.