Brachyscome radicata


Brachyscome: short hair (no papys on fruit)
radicata: long-rooted

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


Brachyscome radicata Hook.f.



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 Herbs - Composites


Brachyscome radicata var. polita (Kirk) Allan; Brachyscome radicata var. dubia (Kirk) Allan; Brachyscome odorata Hook.f.; Brachyscome radicata var. radicata Hook.f.; Brachyscome radicata var. thomsonii (Kirk) Allan; Brachyscome radicata var. membranifolia (Kirk) Allan


Endemic. New Zealand, North, South, Stewart and Campbell Islands

Flower Colours


Propagation Technique

Easy from rooted pieces and fresh seed. Grows very well in a range of climates but in drought prone areas prefers a shaded site or permanently damp (not saturated) soil. An attractrive and rather variable daisy, which could benefit from some cultivar selection.


Not Threatened though uncommon in the North Island

Chromosome No.

2n = 90

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


Life Cycle and Dispersal

Pappate cypselae are dispersed by wind (Thorsen et al., 2009).

References and further reading

Thorsen, M. J.; Dickinson, K. J. M.; Seddon, P. J. 2009. Seed dispersal systems in the New Zealand flora. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 2009 Vol. 11 No. 4 pp. 285-309

This page last updated on 25 May 2014