Scientific Name:
Celmisia incana Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 123, t.34A (1853)
Type: New Zealand. Northern Island, Ruahine Range, 1847, W. Colenso 55 in Herbarium Hookerianum (lectotype K 882084 designated by Allan 1961: 622).
Vernacular Name(s):
White mountain musk; Woolly mountain daisy

Stems stout, woody, up to ± 10 cm. diam.; branches stout, woody, clad in long-persistent reflexed lvs; living lvs in close rosettes, patent. Lamina (20)–25–40 × (10)–12–15 mm., obovate-oblong, coriac.; upper surface ± densely clad in appressed white tomentum forming a pellicle; lower surface densely clad in similar but more appressed tomentum, midrib evident to obscured; apex subacute to obtuse, often apiculate; margins very slightly recurved, remotely denticulate, narrowed to very short petiole up to 5 mm. broad, or sts directly into thin almost glab. striate sheath c. 10–15 × 7–10 mm. Scape slender, up to ± 10 cm. long, often short at flowering stage, densely clad in floccose hairs. Capitula 25–35 mm. diam.; phyll. linear-subulate, many, 10–15 mm. long, floccose on outer surface, glandular near apex. Ray-florets narrow, up to ± 12 mm. long; limb gradually widening to apex. Disk-florets funnelform, ± 7–8 mm. long, teeth narrow-triangular; anthers us. distinctly but shortly tailed. Achenes 3–3·5 mm. long, compressed-cylindric; ribs rather obscure, clad in rather stiff ascending hairs. Pappus of white or sordid-white slender, minutely barbellate hairs up to 7–8 mm. long.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Cheeseman, T.F. 1906: Manual of the New Zealand Flora. Government Printer, Wellington.
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]
Hooker, J.D. 1852–1853 ("1853"): The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. II. Flora Novae-Zelandiae. Part I. Flowering plants. Lovell Reeve, London.
Saldivia, P. 2023: Nomenclature and typifications in Celmisia (Asteraceae: Astereae): The New Zealand endemic subgenera Caespitosae, Glandulosae, and Lignosae. Phytotaxa 591(1): 31–45.