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Brachyglottis bidwillii (Hook.f.) B.Nord.

 © Landcare Research 2012
© Landcare Research 2012



Scientific Name:
Brachyglottis bidwillii (Hook.f.) B.Nord., Opera Bot. 44: 29 (1978)
  • Senecio bidwillii Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Vol. II, 150 (1852)


Compactly branched shrub up to 1 m. tall; branches stout; branchlets, petioles and infl.-branchlets clad in dense appressed soft white to buff tomentum. Lvs elliptic- to obovate-oblong, very coriac., 2-2.5 × 1-1·5 cm., on stout petioles falling to leave prominent lf-bases, glab. and shining above, clad in dense appressed soft tomentum below, midrib and veins not prominent below. Panicles subcorymbose, up to 5 cm. diam.; capitula discoid, campanulate, up to 1·5 cm. diam.; phyll. narrow-oblong, coriac., subacute, tomentose on back. ♀ 3-5; disk-florets ∞, deeply 5-lobed. Achenes linear-oblong, 3 mm. long, ribbed, glab.; pappus-hairs stiff, white, up to 5 mm. long, barbellate.
[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1 as Senecio bidwillii Hook.f.]


Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Brachyglottis bidwillii (Hook.f.) B.Nord.
Indigenous (Endemic)2


Connor, H.E.; Edgar, E. 1987: Name changes in the indigenous New Zealand flora, 1960–1986 and Nomina Nova IV, 1983–1986. New Zealand Journal of Botany 25: 115-170.
Hooker, J.D. 1853: The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 1839-1843. Vol. 2. Flora Novae-Zelandiae Part I. Flowering Plants. Lovell Reeve, London.
Nordenstam, B. 1978: Taxonomic studies in the tribe Senecioneae (Compositae). Opera Botanica 44: 1-83.
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