Species

Brachyglottis greyi

Etymology

Brachyglottis: Name comes from the Greek words brachus meaning "short" and glottis meaning "the vocal apparatus of the larynx"

Current Conservation Status

2012 - At Risk - Naturally Uncommon

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 - At Risk - Naturally Uncommon
2004 - Not Threatened

Qualifiers

2012 - Sp

Authority

Brachyglottis greyi (Hook.f.) B.Nord.

Family

Asteraceae

Brief Description

Rare small grey-green shrub inhabiting rocky sites of the southern North Island. Leaves few, 4-8cm long, oblong, with a blunt base joined to the leaf stalk, grey-green, white woolly underneath. Flowers with radiating yellow petals, in loose clusters.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Plant Code

BRAGRE

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Synonyms

Senecio greyi Hook.f.

Distribution

Endemic. Confined to the southern North Island from near Flat Point south to the mouth of the Orongorongo River.

Habitat

Primarily a coastal species of rock outcrops and bluffs but may extend inland up river gorges and in suitably exposed bluff habitats

Flower Colours

Yellow

Propagation Technique

Very easy from fresh seed or semi-hardwood cuttings. Layers readily as well. Will hybridise with most other Brachyglottis, so if pure seed is wanted plant specimens well away from other species in this genus

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 60

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No


Where To Buy
Can be purchased from Oratia Native Plant Nurseries (info@oratianatives.co.nz). Occasionally offered by specialist native plant nurseries. Most plants sold under this name are hybrids with either B. compacta or B. repanda.

This page last updated on 13 Apr 2010