Scientific Name:
Abrotanella caespitosa Petrie ex Kirk, Trans. New Zealand Inst. 24: 420 (1892)

Stock rather stout, multicipital, emitting short stolons or rhizomes with scalelike lvs; plant forming matted patches. Lvs rosulate, at nodes, 1–1∙5 cm. × 1–1∙5 mm., narrow-linear, obtuse, spreading to recurved, coriac. Peduncles up to 1∙5 cm. long in fr., with 1–2 short linear bracts or nude. Capitula up to 5 mm. diam.; phyll. 6–8, c. 2 mm. long, broad-oblong, obtuse, veins often obscure, margins scarious. Florets 6–8, not strongly dimorphic; achenes c. 2 mm. long, fusiform to obovoid, glab., obscurely ribbed to smooth.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Indigenous (Endemic)
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]
Kirk, T. 1892: Remarks on the Genus Abrotanella, Cassini, with Descriptions of New Species. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 24: 418–422.
Swenson, U. 1995: Systematics of Abrotanella, an amphi-Pacific genus of Asteraceae (Senecioneae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 197(1-4): 149–193.