This taxon name is not current. The available references for this name are:
Messerschmidia Hebenstr. is more recently known as Argusia Boehm.
Reason See R.M. Barker & I.R.H. Telford in Fl.Australia 50:359 (1993)
See also: A longer explanation of these and other terms in our Plant Names Primer.
A taxon name that is no longer current will retain its ‘Threatened’, ‘Extinct’, or ‘Extinct in the Wild’ status until a new name has been published in a Biodiversity Conservation Order.