Muehlenbeckia astonii, South Marlborough.
The tororaro is typical of a large group of New Zealand plants that have become extremely rare following human settlement.
It currently has a threat status of 'Nationally vulnerable' and a Department of Conservation Recovery Plan is currently in action.
Did you know that shrubby tororaro acts as an important host for insects? Learn more about this New Zealand plant.
Habitat fragmentation and predation are two threats to shrubby tororaro.
DOC has a national recovery plant for shrubby tororaro to coordinate conservation efforts and ensure the long-term survival of this species.
Learn how you can help with tororaro conservation efforts.
Shrubby tororaro (Muehlenbeckia astonii Petrie) Recovery Plan 2000-2010 (PDF, 352K)
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