Brachyglottis pentacopa


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 - Range Restricted


2012 - RR
2009 - OL


Brachyglottis pentacopa (D.G.Drury) B.Nord.



Brief Description

Rare small shrub inhabiting Mt Percy in the Wairarapa. Leaves yellow-green, paler underneath, margin very wavy, on a grooved stalk. Flowers daisy-like with yellow, rounded, radiating petals, in loose clusters.

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 pentacopa D.G.Drury


Differt a Senecione perdidoide Hook. f. laminie elliptic vel late ellipticis vel rarius late oblongo-ellipticis, subter pilis gossypinis induti, phyllaris 8, noribus reminds 4-5, noribul hermaphroditis 7-9

Flower Colours


Propagation Technique

Easy from semi-hardwood cuttings. Does best in full sun. Benefits from a hard prune after flowering

Chromosome No.

2n = 60

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


Where To Buy
Not commercially available

This page last updated on 29 Jan 2015