Cassinia amoena


Cassinia: Named after French botanist Alexandre de Cassini.
amoena: beautiful, pleasing

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 - OL
2009 - CD, ST, OL


Cassinia amoena Cheeseman



Brief Description

Small bushy shrub inhabiting coastal cliffs of the northern tip of the North Island. Twigs coated in white fuzz. Leaves small, narrow, dark green, scattered along twigs, wrinkled, with white fuzz underneath. Flowers white, in round clusters at tip of twigs. Small seed with a hair tuft at the tip.

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

Flower Colours


Chromosome No.

2n = 26-28

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


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This page last updated on 18 Jan 2010