Data imported from Graeme Jane's database of botanical observations (uploaded to NZBRN August 2008). The following are the raw values from Graeme's database: NAME: Boehmeria australis var. dealbata (RCODE: BOEDEA), SITE NAME: Hikutaia Domain Opotiki (AREA: HIKD), SOURCE: APD, AUTHOR: AP Druce, DATE: 1.11.90, UPDATES: (none), MAP: W16, METE: 28840, METN: 63393. The name Boehmeria australis var. dealbata in Graeme's data is matched to the name Boehmeria australis var. dealbata (Cheeseman) Sykes (id 25557) in the NZBRN system. Data processing for import by Graeme Jane and Jon Sullivan.
Boehmeria australis is a critically endangered large shrub species in the plant Urticaceae family. The subspecies B. australis australis is endemic to Norfolk Island. In 2003 only about 33 mature plants were known, but it has been propagated and planted to increase numbers. Plants grow rapidly and have a short lifespan. Another subspecies occurs in the Kermadec Islands and a closely related species is at Lord Howe Island.