twiggy tree daisy
Eurybia virgata Hook.f., Olearia aggregata Colenso, Olearia parvifolia Colenso, Olearia virgata var. serpentina (G.Simpson) Allan; Olearia serpentina (G.Simpson) Allan; Olearia virgata var. virgata Hook.f.; Olearia virgata var. implicita G.Simpson; Olearia ramuliflora Colenso, Olearia virgata var. ramuliflora (Colenso) Kirk, Olearia laxiflora Kirk, Olearia virgata var. laxiflora (Kirk) Allan, Olearia divaricata Cockayne, Olearia virgata subsp. centralis Heads
Vascular – Native
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
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
Small tree with many thin often interlacing square twigs bearing clusters of oval leaves that are white underneath inhabiting open sites and scrubland from the Waikato south to northern Westland. Tree often yellowish-green in appearance. Flowers small, white, in tight clusters.
Endemic. North, South and Stewart Islands. From Ohinemuri and the Whangamarino Swamp south to Wellington. In the South Island from Marlborough Sounds west until Fiordland.
olearia: Named after Johann Gottfried Olearius, a 17th-century German scholar, writer of hymns and author of Specimen Florae Hallensis