Species

Olearia colensoi var. colensoi

Etymology

Olearia: Derived from the latinised name (Olearius) of the 17th century German botanist Adam Oelenschlager
colensoi: Named after William Colenso (7 November 1811 - 10 February 1899) who was a Cornish Christian missionary to New Zealand, and also a printer, botanist, explorer and politician.

Common Name(s)

Tupare, leatherwood

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

Olearia colensoi Hook.f. var. colensoi

Family

Asteraceae

Brief Description

Bushy leathery shrub in places forming impenetrable thickets in subalpine areas or sea level in far south. Leaves rounded, 8-20cm long by 3-6cm wide, nearly as wide as long, with a soft fuzzy white undersurface. Flowers small, purple, arranged in a spike to 20cm long.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Flower Colours

Red / Pink,Violet / Purple

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 108

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

This page last updated on 2 Jan 2014