Syn.: Elcismia lindsayi (Hook. f.) B. L. Rob.
Family: Asteraceae Bercht. et J. Presl
Celmisia lindsayi
Distribution: Endemic to the South Island of New Zealand, locally common in few localities in a small area southward from the mouth of the Clutha River.
Ecology: It grows on slopes of coastal cliffs, usually on shaded rocks. It blooms from October to March.
Celmisia lindsayi
Description: Subshrub, 5–20 cm tall and up to 2 m wide. Stem up to 1.5 cm long, decumbent or ascending, leaves crowded at end of branchlets. Leaves petiolate, oblong, lanceolate or elliptic, 10–15 cm long and 1.5–2.5 cm wide, glabrous above, white tomentose beneath, margins entire to remotely denticulate. Scape 5–20 cm long, slightly hairy. Capitula 2.5–5 cm in diameter; involucral bracts linear, up to 12 mm long; ray-florets linear, white, 1.2–1.5 cm long, disc-florets tubular, yellow. The fruit is a cylindrical achene, 3–4 mm long, with a pappus, c. 7 mm long.
Celmisia lindsayi
Celmisia lindsayi
Celmisia lindsayi
Celmisia lindsayi
These images were taken in New Zealand, South Island, Nugget Point (December 5, 2011).