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Pachystegia rufa X insignis (Marlborough rock daisy) hybrid

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Pachystegia
Hybrid name: Pachystegia rufa X insignis

There are three species of Pachystegia, all endemic to New Zealand. The others are Pachystegia insignis and Pachystegia minor. They are all found in the Marlborough region. When Pachystegia rufa is brought into close association with Pachystegia insignis it readily hybridises creating a variety of hybrids.

This form was photographed at Otari Wilton Native Plant Reserve, Wellington.

The leaf's underside

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