Olearia solandri


Olearia: Derived from the latinised name (Olearius) of the 17th century German botanist Adam Oelenschlager
solandri: Named after Daniel Carlsson Solander (19 February 1733 - 13 May 1782) who was a Swedish naturalist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus.

Common Name(s)

Coastal tree daisy

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 solandri (Hook.f.) Hook.f.



Brief Description

Bushy shrub with square yellow sticky twigs bearing clusters of dark green leaves with a downturned margin and that are white underneath inhabiting coastal areas south to the northern South Island. Leaves 5-10mm long by 1-2mm wide. Flowers white. Seeds fluffy.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

NVS Species Code


The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs


Eurybia solandri Hook.f., Olearia consimilis Colenso, Olearia fasciculifolia Colenso, Olearia quinquefida Colenso


Endemic. North and the northern South Island.

Flower Colours



Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 108

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


This page last updated on 6 Dec 2014