Scientific Name:
Delairea odorata Lem., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 1: 380-381 (1844)
  • = Senecio mikanioides Walp., Allg. Gartenzeitung (Otto & Dietrich) 13: 42 (1845)

Glabrous, scrambling or scandent herb. Stems branched or not, up to 3 m or more long. Lvs petiolate; petiole ± = lamina, usually with small auricles, 2–13 mm diam. at base, sometimes auricles 0. Lamina not lobed, ovate, deltoid or ± orbicular, acute, usually cordate at base, sometimes truncate, coarsely toothed with 2–5–(6), flat or concave-sided teeth on each side, 25–100 × 20–100 mm; venation palmate. Uppermost lvs becoming smaller. Capitula in dense terminal or axillary panicles. Supplementary bracts 2–4, linear, 1.5–3 mm long. Involucral bracts 8–9, oblong, 3–4 mm long. Ray florets 0. Disc yellow, 5–7 mm diam. Achenes terete, glabrous or with scattered hairs on ribs, 2–2.5 mm long; pappus 4–5 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1985) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4 as Senecio mikanioides Walp.]

Biosecurity New Zealand 2012: Regional Pest Management Strategies Database.
Connor, H.E. 1977: The Poisonous Plants in New Zealand. Edition 2. Government Printer, Wellington. [as Senecio mikanioides Walp.]
Howell, C. 2008: Consolidated list of environmental weeds in New Zealand. DOC Research & Development Series 292: 42. [as Senecio mikanioides Walp.]
Lemaire, C. 1844: Delairea, ad synanthereas genus novum spectans. Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique sér. 3, 1: 379–381.
Stewart, J. 1971: Plants in New Zealand Poisonous to Man. New Zealand Department of Health, Wellington. [as Senecio mikanioides Walp.]
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Thompson, I.R. 2006: A taxonomic treatment of tribe Senecioneae (Asteraceae) in Australia. Muelleria 24: 51–110.
Walpers, W.G.: Beschreibung des Senecio mikanioides Otto. Allgemeine Gartenzeitung 13(6): 41–43.