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Celmisia dallii (Dall's mountain daisy)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Celmisia
Species: C. dallii
Binomial name: Celmisia dallii
Common name: Dall's mountain daisy

Celmisia dallii is endemic to the western side of the South Island, but is mostly present in the mountains of North-West Nelson extending south to about Westport. It grows in montane to subalpine areas. It is now sold by specialist nurseries. Tufted pseudostems bear glabrous, olive-green, leathery, oblong leaves about 12 X 4cm, with cream to orange edges. The undersides are a satin cream to orange colour. The leaves have small teeth along the slightly upturned margins.
During November to February a 4cm flowerhead appears on a 25cm stem. The seeds are are dispersed by wind.

For more details visit: http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.aspx?ID=2083

 

Developing flowerhead.


New leaves forming. NB. the orange edges and the small marginal teeth.