Scientific Name:
Brachyglottis laxifolia (Buchanan) B.Nord., Opera Bot. 44: 29 (1978)
  • Senecio laxifolius Buchanan, Trans. New Zealand Inst. 2: 89 (1870)

Laxly branched shrub up to 1 m. tall; branchlets tomentose when young. Lvs rather close-set; lamina ± 2–6 × 1–2 cm., subcoriac., elliptic to lanceolate-oblong, acute, narrowed to petiole up to 4 cm. long, becoming nearly glab. above, clad in dense white tomentum below, distantly and obscurely crenate-sinuate to entire, midrib evident. Capitula loosely paniculately arranged on slender bracted branchlets; ultimate branchlets 3–5 cm. long. Capitula up to 2 cm. diam.; phyll. linear-oblong, obtuse to subacute, tomentose on back, inner with scarious margins. Ray-florets 10–15, up to c. 8 mm. long, spreading, yellow. Achenes linear-oblong, grooved, sparsely pubescent, c. 2 mm. long; pappus-hairs up to 5 mm. long, slender, barbellate.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Buchanan, J. 1870: On some new species of New Zealand Plants. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 2: 88–89.
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. [Naturally Uncommon]
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.