- Erect branching shrub to 1-2 m tall, with narrow, grasslike leaves. Its elaves are dimorphic with juvenile and adult leaves on the same plant.
- Dracophyllum filifolium is similar but has more flowers (6-9) per cluster than D. urvilleanum (2-3).
Distribution and Habitat
- Northern coast of the South Island.
- Habitat modification and loss.
- Competition from weeds (e.g., gorse).
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat – avoid afforesting known sites.
- Ensure that forest owners are aware of potential habitats and can recognise the species.
- Check existing populations annually.
- Report new locations to DOC, NZPCN.
Further Information and Support
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN). http://www.nzpcn.org.nz
- Poole & Adams (1994). Trees and shrubs of New Zealand. Maanaki Whenua Press, Lincoln.