Species

Helichrysum lanceolatum

Etymology

Helichrysum: From the Greek words helios 'sun' and chrysos 'gold', referring to the colour of the flowers of some species

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

Authority

Helichrysum lanceolatum (Buchanan) Kirk

Family

Asteraceae

Brief Description

Common untidy much-branched small-leaved shrub. Leaves alternating along stem, variable in shape, usually oval or rounded with a white underside. Round clusters of small white flowers that have a dry brown base.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Plant Code

HELLAN

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Synonyms

Ozothamnus lanceolatus Buchanan, Helichrysum glomeratum var. lanceolatum (Buchanan) Allan, Helichrysum glomeratum var. majus Allan, Swammerdamia glomerata Raoul, Helichrysum glomeratum (Raoul) Benth. et Hook.f. ex Kirk nom. illegit., Helichrysum aggregatum Yeo

Flower Colours

White

Chromosome No.

2n = 28

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

Where To Buy

Can be purchased from Oratia Native Plant Nurseries (info@oratianatives.co.nz)

This page last updated on 1 Dec 2013