Carmichaelia muritai facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCarmichaelia muritai
Nationally Endangered (NZ TCS)
|Occurrence data from AVH|
Chordospartium muritai A.W.Purdie
It is found in coastal forest at Clifford Bay in Marlborough.
It was first described in 1985 by Andrew Purdie as Chordospartium muritai. In 1998, Peter Heenan assigned it to the genus, Carmichaelia.
In 1998 it was declared "critically endangered" under IUCN2.3 (with just 12 plants existing in the wild), and in 2018, it was declared "Nationally endangered" under the New Zealand Threat Classification System.
There are just two small natural populations known. One population is seriously threatened by goats, drought, erosion and weeds, while the other is threatened by fire. Every part of C. muritai is highly sought by browsing animals (particularly, goats, possums, hares and rabbits).
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