Scientific Name:
Senecio rufiglandulosus Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 28: 599 (1895 [1896]) – as Senecio rufiglandulosis
  • = Senecio latifolius Banks & Sol. ex Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 145 (1853) nom. illeg., non Senecio latifolius DC. 1838
  • = Senecio latifolius var. sinuatifolius Kirk, Stud. Fl. New Zealand 342 (1899)
  • Senecio rufiglandulosus var. sinuatifolius (Kirk) Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 745 (1961)
  • = Senecio solandri Allan, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 65: 229 (1935)
  • Senecio rufiglandulosus var. solandri (Allan) Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 1030 (1961)
Vernacular Name(s):
Pūhāureroa; Pūwhāureroa

Erect, or ascending perennial herb. Lvs glabrous to sparsely hairy and glandular, ovate to elliptic, long-cuneate to amplexicaul base, usually irregularly dentate to 2-serrate, or pinnately lobed and dentate, rarely crenate, with up to 20 or more teeth on each side, 12–18–(21) × 4–8–(9) cm. Uppermost lvs elliptic to oblong, broad-based and conspicuously amplexicaul. Supplementary bracts 3–7, 1–3–(4) mm long. Involucral bracts (11)–13–22, glabrous, 3–5.5 mm long. Ray florets 7–14; ligules yellow, 5.5–14 mm long. Disc yellow, c. 5–8 mm diam. Achenes hairy only between the narrow ribs or ± evenly hairy, narrowed to apex, 2–2.5 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Oct.–Apr.

Allan, H.H. 1935: Notes on New Zealand Floristic Botany, including descriptions of New Species, etc. (No. 6). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 65: 221–231.
Colenso, W. 1896: Phænogams: A description of a few more newly-discovered indigenous plants; being a further contribution towards the making known the botany of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 28: 591–613.
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. 1852–1853 ("1853"): 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 I. Flowering plants. Lovell Reeve, London.
Kirk,T. 1899: The Students' Flora of New Zealand and the Outlying Islands. Government Printer, Wellington, N.Z.