Olearia rani var. rani
Brachyglottis rani A.Cunn., Eurybia cunninghamii Hook.f., Olearia cunninghamii (Hook.f.) Hook.f., Olearia rani var. minuta Kirk
Vascular – Native
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
2n = 108
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
Previous conservation statuses
2012 | Not Threatened
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Small tree bearing thin toothed broad oval leaves that are white underneath and with the vein network easily visible inhabiting forests from Northland to the Coromandel. Leaves 8-10 cm by 5-6.5cm wide. Flowers white, body not fuzzy, in a loose spray. Seeds fluffy.
Endemic. Northern North Island only, from te Paki south to the northern Waikato and near Thames
Easy from fresh seed and cuttings but very difficult to maintain in cultivation, which is why it is so scarce in the horticultural trade
olearia: Named after Johann Gottfried Olearius, a 17th-century German scholar, writer of hymns and author of Specimen Florae Hallensis
rani: Corruption of wha-rangi
Where To Buy
Occasionally offered by specialist native plant nurseries.