- Erect shrub to 1 m tall, with slender, hairy branches that have dark brown bark and prominent leaf scars.
- Thin leaves are 1-2.5 cm long and 3-5 mm wide, with dense hairs on the underside when young.
- Flowers occur in dense heads and are white or pink and densely hairy, giving rise to fruit that are white, pink or black.
Distribution and Habitat
- North Island and northern South Island, lowland open places and shrublands.
- Habitat modification and loss, requires open vegetation.
- Competition with weeds.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat.
- Control weeds at known sites.
- Collect seed and propagate for re-establishment in appropriate 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
- Wilson & Galloway (1993). Small-leaved shrubs of New Zealand. Manuka Press, Christchurch.
- Poole & Adams (1994). Trees and shrubs of New Zealand. Maanaki Whenua Press, Lincoln.
- Peter de Lange, Peter Heenan, David Norton, Jeremy Rolfe and John Sawyer (2010). Threatened Plants of New Zealand. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. 472 pp