Scientific Name:
Olearia townsonii Cheeseman, Man. New Zealand Fl., ed. 2, 917 (1925)
Vernacular Name(s):
Coromandel tree daisy

Shrub or tree up to 5 m. tall; branchlets rather stout, grooved, densely clad in yellowish brown tomentum. Lvs 5–10 × 2–3·5 cm. including petiole up to 3 cm. long, somewhat obliquely narrow elliptic-oblong, coriac., glab. above when mature, clad in dense smooth yellowish white tomentum below, margins slightly sinuate or undulate. Capitula 8–9 mm. long, ∞, on long slender pedicels in large corymbs; phyll. in 3–4 series, outer ovate, inner elliptic-oblong, ± pilose; florets 10–15. Achenes deeply grooved, pilose with spreading hairs; pappus-hairs subequal.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Cheeseman, T.F. 1925: Manual of the New Zealand Flora. Edition 2. Government Printer, Wellington.
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]