Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Microseris scapigera (Sol. ex A.Cunn.) Sch.Bip. (1866)
Synonymy:
  • Scorzonera scapigera Sol. ex A.Cunn, Ann. Nat. Hist. 2: 125 (1839) – as Scorzonera ?scapigera
  • = Scorzonera scapigera G.Forst., Fl. Ins. Austr. 91 (1786) nom. inval., nom. nud.
  • = Microseris pygmaea Raoul, Choix Pl. Nouv.-Zel. 45 (1846) nom. illeg., non Microseris pygmaea D.Don 1832
  • = Microseris forsteri Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 151 (1853)
  • = Microseris scapigera f. linearis Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 761 (1961) nom. inval., nom. nud.
  • = Microseris scapigera f. major Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 761 (1961) nom. inval., nom. nud.
  • = Microseris scapigera f. obovata Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 761 (1961) nom. inval., nom. nud.
  • = Microseris scapigera f. pinnatifida Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 761 (1961) nom. inval., nom. nud.
 Description
Perennial with short, vertical, much-branched caudex and ∞ fleshy taproots. Lvs all basal, glab. or furfuraceous, entire to denticulate to pinnatifid. Scapes ± furfuraceous, naked, unbranched, striate. Bracteoles deltoid to elliptic or lanceolate, obtuse to acuminate. Florets yellow, conspicuously exceeding phyll. Achenes narrowed to base, distinctly ribbed, the ribs smooth. Pappus-hairs c. 14–24, stiff, brownish, widened to membranous base, barbellate above.
[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]
 Biostatus
Indigenous (Non-endemic)
 Phenology
Flowering: Dec.–Feb.–(May); Fruiting: Jan.–Mar.–(Jun.)
 Bibliography
Cunningham, A. 1839: Florae insularum Novae Zelandiae precursor; or a specimen of the botany of the islands of New Zealand. Annals of Natural History 2: 125–132.
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Forster, J.G.A. 1786: Florulae Insularum Australium Prodromus. Dietrich, Göttingen.
Hooker, J.D. 1853: The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. II. Flora Novae-Zelandiae. Part I. Flowering plants. Lovell Reeve, London.
Raoul, E. 1846: Choix de Plantes de la Nouvelle-Zélande: recueillies et décrites. Fortin Masson, Paris.