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Olearia nummulariifolia var cymbifolia (Hard Leaved Tree Daisy)

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Olearia
Species: O. nummulariifolia var cymbifolia
Scientific name: Olearia nummulariifolia var cymbifolia
Common name: Hard Leaved Tree Daisy

Olearia nummulariifolia var cymbifoliais alpine tree daisy shrub with a twiggy dense growth up to 3 m high. 
The subspecies Olearia nummularifolia var cymbifolia (photograph below) is found only in the South Island in montane to subalpine shrub east of the divide.
This variety has leaf margins which roll back almost to the midrib.

Olearia nummulariifolia var cymbifolia photographed at Otari Native Botanic Garden and Wilton's Bush Reserve. Wellington.