Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Aciphylla crosby-smithii Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 48 (1915)
 Description

Stock very stout, woody, multicipital, bearing crowded rosettes up to 15 cm. diam. and 20 cm. tall; the whole plant forming cushionlike masses up to ± 6 dm. diam. Lvs extending along base of stem.; sheaths membr., c. 4 × 1·5 cm., narrowing to c. 1 cm. at apex; stipules c. 35 × 5 mm., narrowing to small mucro; petioles and internodes very short; pinnae 2–3 pairs, linear-oblong, ± 3 cm. × 3–4 mm., with slightly thickened yellowish margins and apex with pungent mucro. Stems grooved, ± 25 × (2)–4–5 cm.; upper nude part rather slender. Infl. ± globose head of compound umbels; involucral bracts with thick sheaths up to ± 2 cm. long and lflike stipules and lamina. Primary umbels us. several. c. 2.5 cm. diam., secondary on almost filiform rays.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Hitchmough, R.; Townsend, A.J. 2009: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand (2008 revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 47: 61–96. [Naturally uncommon]
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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. [Naturally Uncommon]
Petrie, D. 1916: Descriptions of New Native Phanerogams. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 48: 186–192.