Scientific Name:
Dracophyllum fiordense W.R.B.Oliv., Trans. New Zealand Inst. 59: 705 (1929)
Type: New Zealand, Wilmot Pass on Wilmot Saddle, Mar. 1927. W.R.B. Oliver s.n. (lecto: WELT55115!), designated by Oliver (1952).
Named after the Fiordland area in New Zealand.

Robust, not or sparingly branched, up to c. 3 m. tall, trunk up to c. 4 cm. diam. Lvs thick, coriac., in very large clusters towards apex of stem; sheath ± 6 × 3 cm., very gradually tapering into lamina ± 6–7 dm. × 4–5 cm.; margins smooth, narrowing to acuminate apex. Panicle 10–12–(15) cm. long, arising on stem below lvs; axis stout, curved; branches 2–5 cm. long. Fls ∞, rather crowded; sepals ovate, acute, c. 2.5 mm. long; corolla-tube = sepals, lobes reflexed. Anthers exserted. Capsule 2 × 2.5 mm. (fide Oliver loc. cit. 1929, 706). In specimens seen by me up to c. 4 mm. diam.

[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. [Declining]
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]
Oliver, W.R.B. 1929: A Revision of the Genus Dracophyllum. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 59: 678–714.
Venter, S. 2021: A taxonomic revision of the Australasian genera Dracophyllum and Richea (Richeeae: Styphelioideae: Ericaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 34: 1–205.