Scientific Name:
Raoulia bryoides Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part II, 332 (1855)
  • Psychrophyton bryoides (Hook.f.) Beauverd, Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, sér. 2, 2: 234 (1910)

Stock stout, woody; branches densely compacted, woody at base, forming hard rounded cushions up to c. 20 cm. diam. Lvs densely imbricate, c. 3 × 1 mm., obovate-oblong to rhomboid-spathulate, narrowed to apex; basal portion membr., glab., 1-nerved, apical portion subcoriac., clad on both surfaces with appressed silky hairs, with lateral tufts of floccose tangled hairs below. Capitula 5–7 mm. diam., inner phyll. 5 mm. long, narrow-oblong, acute to acuminate, margins scarious, tips white, radiate. Florets 7–15, ♀ fewer than perfect and sterile. Achenes < 1mm. long, densely clad in long silky hairs. Pappus-hairs c. 3·5 mm. long, rigid.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Beauverd, G. 1910: Contribution à l'Étude des Composées. Suite V: Recherches sur la tribu des Gnaphaliées. Raoulia, Psychrophyton, Ewartia, Leucogenes and Leontopodium. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de Genève, sér. 2, 2: 207–260.
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. 1854–1855: The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. II. Flora Novae-Zelandiae. Part II. Flowerless plants. Lovell Reeve, London.
Ward, J. M. 1982: A key, synopsis and concordance for Raoulia. Mauri Ora 10: 11–19.