Brachyglottis elaeagnifolia facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBrachyglottis elaeagnifolia
B. elaeagnifolia is a shrub which grows to a height of 3 metres. The branches are grooved and the smaller branches and petioles are coated in whitish or pale brownish hairs. The leathery leaves are widely lance-shaped to oblong and up to 9 centimetres long. The upper surfaces are shiny and hairless and the undersides have silvery whitish or brownish hairs. The inflorescence is a panicle of woolly flower heads containing disc florets. The fruit is an achene 1 to 2 millimetres long with a pappus of barbed white hairs up to 5 millimetres long.
Distribution and habitat
Volcanic debris on Mount Taranaki has been colonized by this species, which occurs in dense stands up to 100 years old.
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