Scientific Name:
Brachyglottis buchananii (J.B.Armstr.) B.Nord., Opera Bot. 44: 29 (1978)
  • Senecio buchananii J.B.Armstr., N.Z. Ctry. J. 3: 56 (1879) – as Senecio buchanani
  • = Senecio bennettii Simpson & J.S.Thomson, Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 72: 39 (1942)

Compactly branched shrub up to 3 m. tall; branchlets ribbed, clad as are infl.-branchlets in appressed whitish tomentum. Lvs 5–10 × 3–5 cm., on grooved petioles up to 5 cm. long, elliptic, narrowed towards apex and base, subcoriac., glab. and shining above, veins evident; below clad in appressed silvery-white to greyish tomentum, midrib rather prominent. Panicle up to 25 cm. long, laxly branched, lower bracts foliaceous; pedicels up to 2 cm. long, woolly-tomentose. Capitula campanulate, up to 1 cm. diam., discoid; phyll. linear-oblong, subcoriac., subacute to obtuse, woolly-tomentose on back. ♀ up to 5, disk-florets ∞.Achenes 2.5–3 mm. long, striate, rough-pubescent; pappus-hairs up to 5 mm. long, finely barbellate.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1 as Senecio bennettii Simpson & J.S.Thomson]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Armstrong, J.B. 1879: Descriptions of some new native plants. New Zealand Country Journal 3(1): 56–59.
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.
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]
Nordenstam, B. 1978: Taxonomic studies in the tribe Senecioneae (Compositae). Opera Botanica 44: 1–83.
Simpson, G.; Thomson, J.S. 1942: Notes on some New Zealand plants and descriptions of new species (No. 2). Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 72: 21–40.