Scientific Name:
Lagenophora petiolata Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 125 (1853) – as Lageniphera petiolata
  • = Lagenophora petiolata var. α Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 125 (1853) – as Lagenophora petiolata var. α
  • = Lagenophora purpurea Kirk, Stud. Fl. New Zealand 257-258 (1899)
  • Lagenophora pumila var. purpurea (Kirk) G. Simpson, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 75: 196 (1945) – as Lagenophora pumila var. purpuratea
  • = Lagenophora pumila var. multidentata (G.Simpson & J.S.Thomson) G.Simpson, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 75: 197 (1945) – as Lagenophora pumila var. multidentata
Vernacular Name(s):
Papatāniwhaniwha; Parani

Rhizome slender, branching; basal lvs rosulate at nodes, plants forming open patches. Lamina ± 10–20 × 10–20 mm., suborbicular to ovate-oblong to broad-elliptic, truncate to rather abruptly cuneate at base, thinly coriac.; strigulose-hairy to nearly glab.; margins rather distantly sparingly crenate-serrate to sinuate or subentire; teeth distinctly apiculate. Petioles (10)–20–30 mm. long, slender. Cauline lvs similar, several to few to 0. Scapes 6–10–15 cm. long, slender, glab. to rather densely hairy; bracts few to 0, ± 2–3 mm. long, linear. Capitula 5–8–(10) mm. diam. Phyll. linear, ± acute, ciliolate, us. with narrow scarious margins. Achenes c. 2.5 × 0.75 mm., subobliquely obovate, distinctly curved, almost turgid; margins thickened. Beak c. 0.75 mm. long, continuing curvature of margins.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Nov.–Jan.; 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.
Hooker, J.D. 1852–1853 ("1853"): 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. II. Flora Novae-Zelandiae. Part I. Flowering plants. Lovell Reeve, London.
Kirk,T. 1899: The Students' Flora of New Zealand and the Outlying Islands. Government Printer, Wellington, N.Z.
Simpson, G. 1945: Notes on Some New Zealand Plants and Descriptions of New Species (No. 4). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 75: 187–202.