Scientific Name:
Lagenophora cuneata Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 51: 106 (1919) – as Lageniphera cuneata
Vernacular Name(s):
slender new zealand daisy

Small slender rhizomatous herb, forming open patches with rosulate lvs at nodes, stock slender. Basal lvs rosulate. Lamina 4–10–(15) × 3–6 mm.; obovate- to oblong-cuneate, rounded at apex, subcoriac.; glab. or with sparse long multicellular hairs; margins slightly thickened, ciliolate, with 1–3 pairs of minute crenatures or subentire. Petioles very slender, 4–6–(10) mm. long. Cauline lvs 0 to 1–2, smaller. Scapes 5–12 cm. long, very slender, erect or curved, ± pubescent towards apex; bracts 1–2, minute, linear, or 0. Capitula 5–6–(8) mm. diam. Phyll. narrow-oblong, obtuse to subacute, often ciliolate at tips; ray-florets short, narrow. Achenes 1·5–1·75 × hardly 0·5 mm., very slightly curved, obliquely narrow-obovate; margins slightly thickened; beak erect or nearly so, not > ± 0·25 mm. long.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Nov.–Feb.; Fruiting: Dec.–Apr.

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. 1974: A Broadly Based Taxonomy of Lagenifera Section Lagenifera and Solenogyne (Compositae-Astereae), with an Account of their Species in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 12: 365–395.
Petrie, D. 1919: Descriptions of New Native Flowering-Plants. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 51: 106–107.