Olearia rani var. rani


Olearia: Derived from the latinised name (Olearius) of the 17th century German botanist Adam Oelenschlager
rani: corruption of wha-rangi

Common Name(s)


Current Conservation Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2012 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2009 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. File size: 792KB

Previous Conservation Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened


Olearia rani (A.Cunn.) Druce var. rani



Brief Description

Small tree bearing thin toothed broad oval leaves that are white underneath and with the vein network easily visible inhabiting forests from Northland to the Coromandel. Leaves 8-10 cm by 5-6.5cm wide. Flowers white, body not fuzzy, in a loose spray. Seeds fluffy.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs


Brachyglottis rani A.Cunn., Eurybia cunninghamii Hook.f., Olearia cunninghamii (Hook.f.) Hook.f., Olearia rani var. minuta Kirk


Endemic. Northern North Island only, from te Paki south to the northern Waikato and near Thames

Flower Colours


Propagation Technique

Easy from fresh seed and cuttings but very difficult to maintain in cultivation, which is why it is so scarce in the horticultural trade


Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 108

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


Where To Buy

Occasionally offered by specialist native plant nurseries.

This page last updated on 3 Jan 2014