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This species is accepted, and its native range is New Zealand (incl. Stewart Island).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

New Zealand North, New Zealand South

Asperula perpusilla Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Colenso [1957], New Zealand K000779702 Unknown type material
s.coll. [s.n.], New Zealand North K000779701 Unknown type material
Colenso [1957], New Zealand K000779703 Unknown type material

First published in Fl. Nov.-Zel. 1: 114 (1852)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thompson, I.R. (2009). A revision of Asperula and Galium (Rubieae: Rubiaceae) in Australia Muelleria 27: 36-112.

Not accepted by

  • Allan, H.H. (1961). Flora of New Zealand 1: 1-1085. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington. [Cited as Galium perpusillum.]

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0