Brachyglottis rotundifolia var. ambigua


Brachyglottis: Name comes from the Greek words brachus meaning "short" and glottis meaning "the vocal apparatus of the larynx"
rotundifolia: round leaf; from the Latin rotundus and folium
ambigua: uncertain, doubtful

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


Brachyglottis rotundifolia var. ambigua (Cheeseman) B.Nord.



Brief Description

Large leathery shrub inhabiting coastal shrub in the central West Coast. Leaves leathery, 4-10cm long, widest part of leaf towards tip, dark green and glossy, whiteish underneath. Flowers a white furry body with a yellowish tip in loose leafy clusters at tips of twigs.

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


Senecio rotundifolia var. ambigua Cheeseman, Senecio reinoldii var. ambiguus (Cheeseman) Allan


Coastal shrubland


Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 60

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


Where To Buy

Not commercially available.

This page last updated on 11 Sep 2013