Scientific Name:
Celmisia verbascifolia subsp. membranacea (Kirk) Given, New Zealand J. Bot. 22: 150-151 (1984)
  • Celmisia petiolata var. membranacea Kirk, Stud. Fl. New Zealand 944 (1899)

Plant of few or sometimes solitary rosettes. Leaf lamina rarely exceeding 10 cm in length, submembranous, often glabrate above when mature except on margin, tomentum below cream and very thin, dull, veins obscure, base rounded to truncate, petiole up to and occasionally exceeding lamina. Phyllaries glabrate, capitulum up to 4 cm diam.

[Reproduced from Given (1984, New Zealand J. Bot. 22: 139–158) with permission from The Royal Society of New Zealand.]

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]
Given, D. R. 1984: A taxonomic revision of Celmisia subgenus Pelliculatae section Petiolatae (Compositae -- Astereae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 22: 139–158.
Kirk,T. 1899: The Students' Flora of New Zealand and the Outlying Islands. Government Printer, Wellington, N.Z.