- A shrub or small tree to 4 m, with flaky bark and grooved, downy branchlets.
- The lance-shaped leaves are up to 10 cm long, dark green above and pale brown below.
- Dense inflorescences of small, daisy flowers with white rays and yellow centres are produced near the branch tips.
Distribution and Habitat
- North and South Islands. From Coromandel south in the North Island, and west of the Main Divide in the South Island.
- Lowland streamsides along forest margins.
- Habitat modification and loss.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat – avoid afforestation of known sites, retain riparian vegetation.
- Propagate and re-establish 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
- Poole & Adams (1994). Trees and shrubs of New Zealand. Maanaki Whenua Press, Lincoln.
- Salmon (1986). A field guide to the native trees of New Zealand. Reed Methuen, Auckland.