Scientific Name:
Brachyglottis hectorii (Buchanan) B.Nord., Opera Bot. 44: 29 (1978)
  • Senecio hectorii Buchanan, Trans. New Zealand Inst. 5: 348 (1873)
Vernacular Name(s):

Shrub up to 4m. tall; branches stout, spreading, brittle, tomentose; lvs close-set towards tips of branchlets. Lamina 10–25×4–12 cm., membr., broadly oblanceolate, ± scaberulous above, thinly clad in cottony white tomentum below when young, coarsely acutely dentateserrate, pinnatifid to pinnate towards base and on short petiole up to 4 cm. long; petiole clad in brownish hairs below. Corymbs large, terminal, lax, pedicels densely clad in stiff glandular pubescence. Capitula up to 5 cm. diam.; phyll. in two series, outer lanceolate, inner oblong-lanceolate, acute, margins membr. Ray-florets 8–12, ligules white, broad, spreading, c. 2 cm. long; achenes 4·5 mm. long, linear, strongly grooved, glab.; pappus-hairs up to 9 mm. long, slender, rather rigid, finely barbellate.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1 as Senecio hectorii Buchanan]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Buchanan, J. 1873: Notice of a New Species of Senecio, (S. hectori). Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 5: 348–349.
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.