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Deschampsia chapmanii
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as Catabrosa antarctica Hook.f.
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Isolectotype AK1540
Scientific classification
Genus:
Deschampsia
Species:
chapmanii
Synonyms

Catabrosa antarctica Hook.f.
Deschampsia hookeri Kirk
Deschampsia novae-zelandiae Petrie
Sieglingia antarctica (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Triodia antarctica (Hook.f.) Benth.

Deschampsia chapmanii is a plant species in the grass (Poaceae) family, native to New Zealand and Macquarie Island.

Etymology

The genus, Deschampsia, was named for Louis Auguste Deschamps who served as surgeon (and botanist) in the expedition of d'Entrecasteaux in search of La PĂ©rouse, while the specific epithet, chapmanii, honours F.R. Chapman who collected the type specimen.

Conservation status

This species has been listed as "Not Threatened" (2004, 2009, 2012) under the New Zealand Threat Classification System, and again in 2018 with a further comment that it was safe overseas.

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