Scientific Name:
Raoulia Hook.f. ex Raoul, Choix Pl. Nouv.-Zél. 20 (1846)
  • = Psychrophyton Beauverd, Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, sér. 2, 2: 227-235 (1910)
Vernacular Name(s):
Mat daisy; Scabweed; Vegetable sheep

Capitula heterogamous, discoid, solitary, sessile or subsessile, terminal. Phyll. scarious to membr., with or without radiate, us. white, tips. Receptacle small, alveolate, nude. Outer florets pistillate, filiform, 2–5-toothed; disk-florets perfect or sts sterile, tubular, 5-toothed. Anthers sagittate at base, cells produced into fine tails. Style-arms of disk-florets truncate and papillate. Achenes ± oblong, glab. to pubescent or setose to papillose. Pappus-hairs: (a) in several series, 50–150; or (b) 15–25 in 1 series. Low-growing tufted or creeping and rooting herbs or subshrubs, often forming cushions or mats, with small, us. crowded lvs.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Raoulia Hook.f. ex Raoul
Indigenous (Endemic)23
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Ward, J. M. 1982: A key, synopsis and concordance for Raoulia. Mauri Ora 10: 11–19.