Scientific Name:
Leptinella pectinata (Hook.f.) D.G.Lloyd & C.J.Webb, New Zealand J. Bot. 25: 103 (1987) subsp. pectinata
  • Cotula pectinata Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 142 (1864) subsp. pectinata

Plant forming loose patches or tight mats. Branches occ. solitary, usually in clusters of up to 4. Leaves clustered at the apex or older ones scattered along the rhizome; blade up to 3.0 cm long, elliptic or obovate, occ. broadly so; pinnae 1-10 pairs, occ. absent, linear and ± cylindrical to flat and narrowly obovate. Leaves, peduncles and phyllaries almost glabrous to moderately villous. Florets white, 2.25- 2.75 mm long. Achenes up to 2.1 × 0.7 mm.

[Reproduced from Lloyd (1972, New Zealand J. Bot. 10: 277–372, as Cotula pectinata Hook.f. subsp. pectinata) with permission from The Royal Society of New Zealand.]

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. [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. 1864: Handbook of the New Zealand Flora: a systematic description of the native plants of New Zealand and the Chatham, Kermadec's, Lord Auckland's, Campbell's and Macquarie's Islands. Part I. Reeve, London.
Lloyd, D.G. 1972: A revision of the New Zealand, Subantarctic, and South American species of Cotula, section Leptinella. New Zealand Journal of Botany 10: 277–372. [as Cotula pectinata Hook.f. subsp. pectinata]
Lloyd, D.G.; Webb, C. J. 1987: The reinstatement of Leptinella at generic rank, and the status of the 'Cotuleae' (Asteraceae, Anthemideae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 25: 99–105.