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Common within forests of the mountains of Mid-Canterbury away from the Main Divide and its higher rainfall. Until recently it was thought to be endemic to this area but now is known from a remnant patch of shrubland near Banks Peninsula. This record points to the intense modification of the Canterbury outwash plains from a mosaic of forest, shrub and tussock land to one of intense monocultures sustained for agricultural production.
Text updated: 24/07/2016