Scientific Name:
Celmisia sinclairii Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 132 (1864)
Type: New Zealand. South Island, Tarndale, Jan 1861, Sinclair s.n. in Herbarium Hookerianum (lectotype K 882075 designated by W. Martin 1936: 73; isolectotype CHR 288143)

Small low-growing subshrub with stems branching from near base; branches short, ascending to spreading, clad in lf-remains; living lvs rosulate at tips of branchlets. Lamina bright green, glab. on both surfaces, ± 5–7 cm. × 15 mm., obovate- to elliptic-spathulate, rather thin; lower surface with conspicuous midrib; apex obtuse to subacute, apiculate; margins entire to obscurely denticulate, gradually narrowed to short petiole, then expanded into striate, glab., thin sheath ± 25 × 6 mm. Scape slender, almost glab., ± 15 cm. long; bracts linear-subulate, 8–9 mm. long, ± ciliolate. Capitula 3–4 cm. diam.; phyll. linear-subulate, spreading, ± ciliolate at apex. Ray-florets ∞, linear, c. 8–12 mm. long, obtuse. Disk-florets narrow-funnelform, c. 5–6 mm. long. Achenes silky-hairy on ribs. Pappus-hairs up to 6 mm. long, slender, barbellate.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
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. 1864: Handbook of the New Zealand Flora: a systematic description of the native plants of New Zealand and the Chatham, Kermadec's, Lord Auckland's, Campbell's and Macquarie's Islands. Part I. 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.