Scientific Name:
Ourisia glandulosa Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 219 (1864)

Stem 2–3mm.diam., glab., rooting along its length and us. hidden by distichously imbricate horizontal lvs. Lamina ± coriac., c. 8–10 × 5–8mm., obovate, narrowing gradually into short broad petiole; margins almost entire or with 1- 2small notches on each side; undersurface glab., upper surface with long hairs (up to 20 cells) us. produced only near margins and wearing off as lf ages. Peduncle erect, c. 8 cm. tall, hairs long and us. gland-tipped, one or occ. 2 pairs of sessile cauline lvs below floral bracts. Bracts in us. 2–3 pairs, obovate, entire; adaxial surface glab. or with a few long tapering hairs, abaxial surface with ∞ long glandular hairs ± mixed with tapering ones. Pedicels at first < corolla, elongating to 2 cm. in fr., clad in multicellular hairs, many or all of them gland-tipped. Calyx 6–7 mm. long, unevenly divided; lobes broad, obtuse, hairs ∞, long, and many gland-tipped. Corolla 1·5–2 cm. diam., glab. outside.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Nov.–Mar.; 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]
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.
Meudt, H.M. 2006: Monograph of Ourisia (Plantaginaceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 77: 1–188.