Senecio monroi Hook.f., Senecio monroi Hook.f. var. monroi, Brachyglottis monroi (Hook.f.) B.Nord. var. monroi, Senecio monroi var. elongatus Allan, Brachyglottis monroi var. elongata (Allan) B.Nord.
Vascular – Native
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
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2n = 60
Current conservation status
The threat classification status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2017 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS) – more information about this can be found on the NZTCS website This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2012 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: By Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, John W. Barkla, Shannel P. Courtney, Paul D. Champion, Leon R. Perrie, Sarah M. Beadel, Kerry A. Ford, Ilse Breitwieser, Ines Schönberger, Rowan Hindmarsh-Walls, Peter B. Heenan and Kate Ladley. Please note, threat classifications are often suggested by authors when publications fall between NZTCS assessment periods – a suggested threat classification status has not been assessed by the NZTCS panel.
2017 | Not Threatened | Qualifiers: DP
Previous conservation statuses
2012 | Not Threatened
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Endemic. South Island, Marlborough
Montane to subalpine shrubland and rocky places.
Much-branched shrub up to 1 m tall. Final branchlets compactly arranged, tomentose, produced into slender peduncles with foliaceous bracts bearing solitary to racemed (rarely > 3) capitula on slender bracted glandular-pubescent pedicels, usually so massed as to produce a pseudo-corymb. Leaves close-set, coriaceous; lamina 20-50 x 5-15 mm, narrow to obovate-oblong, obtuse, narrowed into slender tomentose channelled petiole up to 20 mm long; margins distinctly crenate and usually waved; glabrous brownish green above, below clad in closely appressed white tomentum; midrib usually distinct. Capitula up to 20 mm diameter; phyllaries linear to linear-spathulate, acute, glandular-pubescent on back, inner with scarious tips. Ray-florets 10-15; ligules yellow, broad, spreading to recurved. Achenes 3.5 mm long, compressed, finely grooved, hispidulous; pappus-hairs slender, up to 6 mm long, very finely barbellate.
December - March
January - March
Pappate achenes are dispersed by wind (Thorsen et al., 2009).
brachyglottis: Name comes from the Greek words brachus meaning “short” and glottis meaning “the vocal apparatus of the larynx”
monroi: Named after Sir David Monro who was a 19th century New Zealand politician
Description adapted by M. Ward from Allan (1961).
References and further reading
Allan, H. H. 1961. Flora of New Zealand. Vol. 1. Wellington: Government Printer. pg. 753.
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