English: Saltmarsh ribbonwood.
Name means "slanted flowers".
Genus: 2 species.
Region: New Zealand; Chatham Islands.
Habitat: coastal, edges of salt swamp, marshes, sandy banks, throughout estuaries.
Stem: upright, closely interwoven branches..
o New Zealand and the . The familial placement of the genus was controversial for many years, but modern genetic studies show it definitely belongs in the Malvaceae subfamily Malvoideae.
Plagianthus placement was controversial for many years. Modern genetic studies show it definitely belongs in the Malvoideae. In the past, species from Hoheria, Asterotrichion, Lawrencia and Gynatrix were sometimes assigned to the genus. Instead, all these genera are now grouped in an informal "Plagianthus alliance".