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Cord broom
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Conservation status
Invalid status (NZ TCS)
Scientific classification
C. stevensonii
Binomial name
Carmichaelia stevensonii
(Cheeseman) Heenan
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Occurrence data from AVH

Chordospartium stevensonii Cheeseman

Carmichaelia stevensonii, the cord broom or weeping broom, is a species of legume in the family Fabaceae. It is found only in the north east of the South Island of New Zealand. It is threatened by habitat loss.


It was first described by Thomas Cheeseman in 1911 as Chordospartium stevensonii, but was reassigned to the genus, Carmichaelia, by Peter Brian Heenan in 1998.

Conservation status

The IUCN redlist listed it as "Vulnerable" in 1998 due to habitat loss. Assessments under the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS), declared it to be "At Risk – Declining" (Dec) in 2018.

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