Scientific Name:
Brachyglottis monroi (Hook.f.) B.Nord., Opera Bot. 44: 29 (1978)
  • Senecio monroi Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part II, 333 (1855)

Much-branched shrub up to 1 m. tall; final branchlets compactly arranged, tomentose, produced into slender peduncles with foliaceous bracts bearing solitary to racemed (rarely > 3) capitula on slender bracted glandular-pubescent pedicels, us. so massed as to produced a pseudo-corymb. Lvs close-set, coriac.; lamina 2–4 cm. × 5–15 mm., narrow- to obovate-oblong, obtuse, narrowed into slender tomentose channelled petiole up to 2 cm. long; margins distinctly crenate and us. waved; glab. brownish green above, below clad in closely appressed white tomentum; midrib us. distinct. Capitula up to 2 cm. diam.; phyll. linear to linear-spathulate, acute, glandular-pubescent on back, inner with scarious tips. Ray-florets 10–15; ligules yellow, broad, spreading to recurved. Achenes 3·5 mm. long, compressed, finely grooved, hispidulous; pappus-hairs slender, up to 6 mm. long, very finely barbellate.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1 as Senecio monroi Hook.f.]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Brachyglottis monroi (Hook.f.) B.Nord.
Indigenous (Endemic)2
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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]
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Nordenstam, B. 1978: Taxonomic studies in the tribe Senecioneae (Compositae). Opera Botanica 44: 1–83.