Scientific Name:
Dracophyllum subulatum Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. I. (Fl. Antarct.) Part I, 50 (1844)
Type: New Zealand. Near the Rangitaiki River [near nowadays town of Galatea], Jan. 1842. J.C. Bidwill s.n. (lecto: K!), designated by Oliver (1952).
  • = Dracophyllum angustifolium Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 28: 603 (1896)
Type: New Zealand. Ruahine Mountain range, 1895. H. Hill s.n. (n.v.).
Vernacular Name(s):

Erect, up to c. 2m. tall; branches rather slender, subfastigiate, bark blackish grey; branchlets lfy at tips only, bark reddish brown. Lvs imbricate, rigid, coriac., erect or ascending. Sheath (2)–3–4 × (1)–2–3 mm., passing by rounded to subtruncate ciliolate shoulder to linear-subulate lamina (12)–20–30 × ± 1 mm.; margins minutely serrulate, apex triquetrous, pungent. Infl. of 2–6-fld racemes 6–9 mm. long, terminal on lateral branchlets, often clustered (fls sts solitary). Bracts light-margined, persistent, broad-ovate, ciliolate, tapering to subulate tip, lower up to c. 1 cm. long. Sepals broad-ovate, acute to acuminate, slighty > corolla-tube. Corolla-tube narrow-campanulate, c, 2–3 mm. long; lobes white, broad, c. 3 mm. long, ovate-oblong, obtuse, recurved; anthers included or nearly so.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Colenso, W. 1896: Phænogams: A description of a few more newly-discovered indigenous plants; being a further contribution towards the making known the botany of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 28: 591–613.
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. 1844–1845: The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. I. Flora Antarctica. Part I. Botany of Lord Auckland’s Group and Campbell’s Island. Reeve, Brothers, London.
Venter, S. 2021: A taxonomic revision of the Australasian genera Dracophyllum and Richea (Richeeae: Styphelioideae: Ericaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 34: 1–205.