EPPO Global Database

Gunnera tinctoria(GUATI)

Distribution details in New Zealand

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2005: Present, restricted distribution
Gunnera tinctoria was first collected in New Zealand in 1968. By 1988 it had been found naturalized in Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wanganui, Banks Peninsula, Dunedin and Steward Island (Williams et al., 2005).
* Williams PA, Ogle CC, Timmins SM, La Cock GD & Clarkson J (2005) Chilean rhubarb (Gunnera tinctoria): biology, ecology and conservation impacts in New Zealand. New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) Research & Development Series 210.