Scientific Name:
Euchiton lateralis (C.J.Webb) Breitw. & J.M.Ward, New Zealand J. Bot. 36: 303 (1998)
  • Gnaphalium laterale C.J.Webb, New Zealand J. Bot. 26: 485 (1988)

Stoloniferous perennial; stems 1–3, ascending, simple, 1–7 cm tall. Lvs mostly basal; basal lvs apetiolate and cuneate, usually densely white-tomentose on both surfaces except mid-vein on lower, sometimes less hairy on upper, usually plane, sometimes folded, narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate or ± linear, obtuse and shortly mucronate, 5–35–(70) × 1–6–(7) mm; cauline lvs 2–6, usually much reduced upwards and finally scale-like, sometimes 1–3 leaflike and subtending capitulum. Capitula (1.5)–2–3 mm diam., solitary; scape amongst lvs at flowering, thin and usually exposed above lvs at fruiting. Involucral bracts elliptic-oblong, obtuse, 4–5.2 mm long; stereome green, usually tinged reddish purple at apex; lamina mid to dark brown, with darker markings toward base; gap and margins usually tinged reddish purple, rarely clear. Achenes with sparse antrorse hairs, 1–1.3 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1985) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4 as Gnaphalium laterale C.J.Webb]

Indigenous (Non-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]
Drury, D. G. 1972: The Cluster and Solitary-headed Cudweeds Native to New Zealand: (Gnaphalium Section Euchiton-Compositae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 10: 112–179.
Ward, J.M.; Breitwieser, I. 1998: New combinations in Euchiton (Compositae - Gnaphalieae) from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 36(2): 303–304.
Webb, C.J. 1988: Gnaphalium laterale, a new species for New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 26: 485–487.