Scientific Name:
Centipeda cunninghamii (DC.) A.Braun & Asch. (1867)
  • Myriogyne cunninghamii DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 6, 139 (1838)
Vernacular Name(s):

Ascending to erect, stout, aromatic, glabrous or very rarely sparsely hairy perennial. Stems terete, much-branched from base and above, (3)–10–60 cm long. Lvs glandular, oblong to oblong-spathulate, acute, narrowed to base but petiole usually indistinct, often slightly amplexicaul, coarsely toothed, (3)–8–18–(25) mm long. Capitula sessile, usually solitary but sometimes appearing paired, (3)–4–8 mm diam.; florets numerous; ♀ florets in (4)–5–9 rows. Achenes (1)–1.3–2 mm long, with faces dark brown and pale brown ribs not extending to apex.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)

Flowering: Jan.–Dec.

de Candolle, A.P. 1838 ("1837"): Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis. Vol. 6. Treuttel et Würtz, Paris.
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]
Walsh, N. G. 2001: A revision of Centipeda (Asteraceae). Muelleria 15: 33–64.