Scientific Name:
Raoulia subulata Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 149 (1864)
  • Psychrophyton subulatum (Hook.f.) Beauverd, Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, sér. 2, 2: 229, f. 10 (1910)

Closely branched ± tufted herb forming patches up to 10 cm. diam.; branches up to c. 4 cm. long. Lvs densely imbricate, suberect to spreading, 3–6–(10) × 0·5–1 mm., glab., membr., firm, prominently 1-nerved, lanceolate, acuminate. Capitula ± 4 mm. diam. Phyll. scarious, 3–4 × ± 1 mm.; inner irregularly laciniate at tips. Florets 15–25, ♀ fewer than perfect and sterile; corolla subfunnelform, lobes ± acute. Achenes < 1mm. long, papillae long-claviform; pappus-hairs c. 3 mm. long, rather rigid, slightly thickened above; papillae claviform. Receptacle hispid.

[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. 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.
Ward, J. M. 1982: A key, synopsis and concordance for Raoulia. Mauri Ora 10: 11–19.