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Brachyglottis perdicioides - raukumara

Daisy family: Asteraceae

Brachyglottis perdicioides is a shrub with a stout trunk bearing numerous slender, spreading branches. Leaves are light green with toothed margins.
An endemic species found on the North Island from East Cape to Gisborne. Formerly placed in the genus Senecio.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 2 m

Arrangement of parts: head (capitulum) up to 1 cm diam. with 1-3 asymmetric ray florets and 7-9 symmetric disc florets


Flower size: disc florets 2-3 mm diam.; ray petal 20-30 mm long

Leaf form: undivided, oblong to elliptic

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: up to 7 cm

Petals: 5, yellow in ray and disc

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: ray florets are female; disc florets are bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: toothed

Ovary: below petals

Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: dry