Linnaeus. C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Kirk (1899). In his treatment of C. hirsuta in New Zealand, Kirk (1899) included the autonym C. hirsuta var. hirsutaalong with four other indigenous taxa accepted by him as varieties of C. hirsuta. Kirk (1899) is very clear in recognising C. hirsuta var. hirsutain his treatment of Brassicaceae by referring to the indigenous taxa having six stamens and explicitly stating four stamens are characteristic of C. hirsuta var. hirsuta. A specimen in the Kirk Herbarium (WELT 62027) is possibly the voucher for this published record but it lacks a collector, collection date, and locality.
This first record differs from that stated by Garnock-Jones (1979) as being Thomson (1901). Thomson (1901) refers to C. hirsuta in a list of garden weeds, but the location of the first record is not stated and a voucher supporting this record has not been located. Allan (1940) gives “Thomson. 1922” as the first record and states the species occurs in Wellington and Otago.
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NZFLORA (2012-) New Zealand Plant Names - Name based concepts