Scientific Name:
Celmisia semicordata subsp. stricta (Cockayne) Given, New Zealand J. Bot. 18: 134 (1980)
  • Celmisia coriacea var. stricta Cockayne, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 45: 252 (1913)

Similar to the type subspecies but differing in being much more branched and forming large carpets, the leaf lamina being narrower and more rigid with a gradual taper to the petiole, (11)—23—(32) × (2)-2.5- (4) cm, margin more strongly recurved, upper surface with an extremely silvery pellicle sometimes becoming lead-coloured when old; achenes slightly hairy; pappus bristles 7-8 mm long; scapes very stout with numerous silvery bracts in upper third.

[Reproduced from Given (1980, New Zealand J. Bot. 18: 127-140) with permission from The Royal Society of New Zealand.]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Cockayne, L. 1913 ("1912"): Some Hitherto-unrecorded Plant-habitats. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 45: 251–263.
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]
Given, D. R. 1980: A taxonomic revision of Celmisia coriacea (Forst.f.) Hook.f. and its immediate allies (Astereae -- Compositae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 18: 127–140.