Scientific Name:
Olearia paniculata (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) Druce, Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 4 Suppl.: 638 (1917)
  • Shawia paniculata J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., Char. Gen. Pl., ed. 2. 95, t. 48 (1776)
  • = Eurybia forsteri Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 119 (1853)
  • Olearia forsteri (Hook.f.) Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 127 (1867)
  • = Olearia uniflora Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 22: 469 (1889 [1890])
  • = Shawia paniculata var. elliptica Kirk, Stud. Fl. New Zealand 277 (1899)
  • = Shawia paniculata var. obtusa Kirk, Stud. Fl. New Zealand 277 (1899)
  • = Shawia paniculata var. viscosa G.Simpson, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 75: 198 (1945)
Vernacular Name(s):
Akepiro; Akiraho; Golden akeake

Shrub or tree up to 6 m. tall; branchlets grooved, angular, tomentose. Lvs 3–10 × 2–4 cm. including petiole up to 5 mm. long, elliptic- to ovate-oblong, coriac., glab. above, with thin appressed white to buff tomentum below, margins strongly undulate to almost flat. Capitula sessile, fascicled on slender branches of corymb; phyll. erect, imbricate, forming a narrow involucre, outer short, glab. or nearly so, ± viscid-glandular; florets solitary, tubular, perfect, whitish; achenes 2–3·5 mm. long, hardly compressed, slender, pubescent to pilose; pappus-hairs subequal, 3–6 mm. long.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Mar.–May.; Fruiting: Apr.–Jul.

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