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Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore

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Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore, New Zealand J. Bot. 4: 228 (1966)
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore

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Endemic
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New Zealand
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Skottsb.
(Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
L.B.Moore
1966
228
ICN
species
Astelia chathamica

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chathamica

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Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore

Robust tufted plant. Lvs 60–200 × 4–10 cm., keeled near the sheath, less so in main part of lamina; sheath-base white, with close scales on both surfaces; lamina adaxially silvered green with a metallic sheen, covered with a thin but long-persistent clear pellicle that lifts off in strips from old lvs; abaxial surface with a pale grey satiny indumentum of appressed scales with very little wool, the single main costa on each side of midrib little if at all stronger than midrib and not prominent. Infl. large and erect, most parts shaggy with narrow scales at least when young; lower spathes long; racemes ∞, all spathes except the smallest subtending sub-infls of 2–3 or more racemes. Fls pedicellate and us. well spaced; ♂ pale, tepals to 8 × 2.5–3 mm., strongly reflexed soon after fl. opens; per.-tube very short, drooping around pedicel and so exposing the base of the pistillode; outer tepals scaly externally; ♀ colour not known, tepals more scaly, longer and proportionately narrower than in related spp. Ovary 3-locular; style rather well-developed. Fr. c. 10 × 10 mm., subglobose, orange; matured per. fleshy, the tube retroflexed and much shorter than the persistent, membr., ± curled-under tepals.

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Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
Astelia nervosa var. chathamica Skottsb.
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore

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Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
New Zealand
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
New Zealand
Canterbury Land District
Astelia chathamica (Skottsb.) L.B.Moore
New Zealand
Wellington Land District

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a8f92150-62e0-406d-91b3-e33e88d4779a
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1 January 2000
29 March 2004
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