Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Scandia J.W.Dawson, New Zealand J. Bot. 5: 407 (1967)

Glabrous perennials, becoming woody in the older parts; vegetative stems with elongated internodes, decumbent or growing through shrubs; individual plants either female or with male and hermaphrodite flowers together. Leaves all cauline, simple or once-pinnate; leaflets sub-fleshy or subcoriaceous, serrate or crenate, with or without midribs, with or without stipellae, with a glaucous bloom beneath or not glaucous, stomata restricted to the under surface, sheath open at the top and produced into a pair of membranous lobes, petioles with broad adaxial grooves. Inflorescences terminal with a terminal and no or several lateral compound umbels subtended by reduced leaves; bracts simple, narrow-linear; flowers white; sepals smaller than petals, but not obsolete; petals with inflexed tips and a single median oil tube, petals of female flowers smaller than those of the male and hermaphrodite; female flowers with minute rudimentary staminodes; styles slender; mericarps with five acute ribs, the laterals enlarged into wings; oil tubes single in the intervals and ribs, paired on the commissure, those in the intervals and on the commissure large and flattened, those in the ribs minute; endocarps not lignified.

[Reproduced from Dawson (1967, New Zealand J. Bot. 5: 400–417) with permission from The Royal Society of New Zealand.]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Scandia J.W.Dawson
Indigenous (Endemic)2
Dawson, J.W. 1967: New Zealand Umbelliferae. Lignocarpa gen. nov. and Scandia gen. nov. New Zealand Journal of Botany 5: 400–417.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.