Scientific Name:
Brachyglottis repanda J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., Char. Gen. Pl. 46 (1775)
  • Cineraria repanda (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) G.Forst., Fl. Ins. Austr. 56 (1786)
  • = Senecio georgii Endl. (1836)
  • = Senecio forsteri Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 148 (1853) – as Senecio (Brachyglottis) forsteri
  • = Brachyglottis repanda var. rangiora (Buchanan) Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 757 (1961)
Vernacular Name(s):
Bushman's friend; Kōuaha; Pukapuka; Pukariao; Puke-rangiora; Rangiora; Raurākau; Raurēkau; Whārangi; Whārangi-tawhito

Shrub or tree up to 6 m. or more tall, with stout brittle spreading branches densely clad in soft white to buff subappressed tomentum. Lvs membr. to subcoriac.; lamina 5–25 × 5–20 cm., broad- to ovate-oblong in outline, obtuse to subacute, obliquely cordate to truncate at base, margins distantly dentately lobed to sinuate; petiole stout, grooved, up to 10 cm. long. Panicles large, much-branched; capitula c. 5 mm. diam., ∞; phyll. c. 3 mm. long, narrow-oblong to narrow-spathulate, scarious except at very base, pale except at midvein. Florets 10–12; achenes < 1 mm. long, hispid-papillose; pappus-hairs up to 3 mm. long, minutely barbellate.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Brachyglottis repanda J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
Indigenous (Endemic)2

Flowering: Aug.–Oct.; Fruiting: Nov.–Feb.

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