Scientific Name:
Leptinella pyrethrifolia (Hook.f.) D.G.Lloyd & C.J.Webb, New Zealand J. Bot. 25: 103 (1987) var. pyrethrifolia
  • = Cotula pyrethrifolia Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 142-143 (1864) var. pyrethrifolia
  • = Cotula pyrethrifolia var. robusta G.Simpson, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 79: 433 (1952)

Simpson's description is: "Similar to the species, but everywhere stouter. Stems 3 mm. diam. Leaves green, fleshy, 3 cm. long, 1 cm. broad, with a long sheathing base. Petiole equalling the blade, flattened 2 mm. broad; sheath membranous, 5 mm. broad. Blade ovate or broadly ovate in outline, closely pinnate or deeply pinnatifid, with 1–4 (3) pairs of obovate obtuse pinnae and a terminal one, occasional pinnae irregularly 1–3 lobed. Peduncles 5–7 cm. long, with 4–10 narrow-linear bracts with scarious tips. Heads 1·5 cm. diam."

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1 as Cotula pyrethrifolia var. robusta G.Simpson]

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 pyrethrifolia Hook.f. var. pyrethrifolia; Cotula pyrethrifolia var. robusta G.Simpson]
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.
Simpson, G. 1952: Notes on some New Zealand plants and descriptions of new species (No. 5). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 79: 419–435.