Carmichaelia australis facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCarmichaelia australis
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Carmichaelia acuminata Kirk
Carmichaelia australis (common name - common broom) is a species of pea in the family Fabaceae. It is found in both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Its conservation status (2018) is "Not Threatened" under the New Zealand Threat Classification System.
Taxonomy & naming
The species was first described by Robert Brown in 1825. The specific epithet, australis, means "southern". The earliest collected specimen was collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in 1769 (AK102896) is held in the Auckland Museum.
C. solandri G.Simpson is accepted as a different species by ILDIS, but not by Plants of the World Online, nor by Allan (1961), nor Heenan (1996) (Note that Heenan's extensive list of synonyms differs from that of Plants of the World Online). See also: NZFlora Carmichaelia australis.
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