Scientific Name:
Raoulia buchananii Kirk, Stud. Fl. New Zealand 307 (1899)
  • Psychrophyton buchanani (Kirk) Anderb., Opera Bot. 104: 62 (1991) nom. inval. – as Psychrophyton buchanani (Kirk) Beauverd

Stock stout, woody, branches woody in lower parts, densely compacted, forming cushions up to 15 cm. or more diam., and 5 cm. or more tall. Lvs densely imbricate, 2.5–4 × 2–3 mm., broadly cuneate, truncate, apiculate, 1-nerved; dorsal surface with brush of long straight hairs near base, glab. in upper part; ventral surface glab. in lower portion, with brush of long straight hairs near and projecting beyond apex. Capitula up to 6 mm. diam.; inner phyll. lanceolate, c. 3 mm. long, acute, glab., ± ciliate near base. Florets 10–15, corolla dark crimson. Achenes barely 1 mm. long, clad in stiff hairs; pappus-hairs c. 2.5 mm. long, stiff.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Anderberg, A. A. 1991: Taxonomy and phylogeny of the tribe Gnaphalieae (Asteraceae). Opera Botanica 104: 1–195.
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]
Kirk,T. 1899: The Students' Flora of New Zealand and the Outlying Islands. Government Printer, Wellington, N.Z.
Ward, J. M. 1982: A key, synopsis and concordance for Raoulia. Mauri Ora 10: 11–19.