Colenso, W. 1884 ("1883"): A further contribution towards making known the botany of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 16: 325–363.
From the Latin rufo- (reddish-), and barbatus (tufts of hairs), a reference to the abundant red-brown hairs of this species., Lectotype (selected by Brownsey & Chinnock 1984): Norsewood, H[awkes] B[ay], Herb. W. Colenso, WELT P003346!
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NZFLORA (2012-) New Zealand Plant Names - Name based concepts