Scientific Name:
Kelleria lyallii (Hook.f.) Berggr.
  • Drapetes lyallii Hook.f. (1852)
  • = Kelleria dieffenbachii var. lyallii DC. (1857)

Plant forming small low cushions up to 10 cm. diam. Main stem short, stout, erect; branches erect or ascending, approximate; branchlets glabrate. Lvs densely imbricate, erecto-patent, 2–3 × 1 mm., ovate-triangular to ovate-oblong, subacute to acute, rounded on back, sub-membr., nerves not prominent, margins ciliate, apex penicillate. Fls solitary to 2–3 per head; scales 8, distinct. Per. tube broadly funnel-form to subcampanulate; lobes glabrate, 2–2.5 × 1·5–2 mm., ovate-oblong. Ovary ovoid, pilose at apex; fr. ovoid, 2 × 1 mm.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1 as Drapetes lyallii Hook.f.]

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. [Naturally Uncommon]
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]
Heads, M.J. 1990: A revision of the genera Kelleria and Drapetes (Thymelaeaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 3: 595–652.