Aster furfuraceus A.Rich., Eurybia furfuracea DC., Haxtonia furfuracea A.Cunn., Shawia furfuracea Raoul, Olearia furfuracea (A.Rich.) Hook.f. var. furfuracea, Olearia furfuracea var. angustata Kirk, Olearia furfuracea var. angustata subvar. dubia Kirk, Olearia furfuracea var. rubicunda Kirk
Vascular – Native
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
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.
2n = 108
Current conservation status
The conservation 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). 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.
2012 | Not Threatened
Previous conservation statuses
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Bushy small tree with leathery dark green glossy toothed leaves that are rusty underneath and in some regions the bottom part of the upper central vein is dark. Leaves variable, 5-10cm long by 3-6cm wide. Flowers white with yellow centre, in clusters on brown fuzzy stalks.
olearia: Named after Johann Gottfried Olearius, a 17th-century German scholar, writer of hymns and author of Specimen Florae Hallensis
furfuracea: From the Latin furfur ‘bran’ or ‘dandruff’, referring to the mealy, scurfy covering on the leaves and stems.