Urostemon kirkii

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Urostemon kirkii


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Senecioneae
Subtribus: Unplaced Senecioneae
Genus: Urostemon
Species: Urostemon kirkii
Varietas: U. k. var. angustior
Note: NZFlora and Hassler disagree as to the acceptance of this combination. The former prefers to see Urostemon in Brachyglottis and as this is the local fora then it ought to have more weight.


Urostemon kirkii (Hook.fil. ex Kirk) B.Nord., 1978


  • Aster retroflexus A. Cunn. ex Hook. fil.
  • Brachyglottis kirkii (Hook. fil. ex Kirk) C.J. Webb
  • Senecio glastifolius Hook. fil.
  • Senecio kirkii Hook. fil. ex T. Kirk
  • Senecio neozeylandicus Druce
  • Solidago arborescens A. Cunn. ex Hook. fil.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: New Zealand
      • New Zealand

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Nordenstam, B., Opera Bot. 44: 33. 1978
  • Breitwieser, I., Brownsey, P.J., Heenan, P.B., Nelson, W.A. & Wilton, A.D. (eds.) 2018. Flora of New Zealand Online – Taxon Profile - Brachyglottis-kirkii. NZFlora. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Apr. 10. shows this combination to be a synonym as opposed to Hassler.
  • Hassler, M. 2018. Urostemon kirkii. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World. In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Apr. 10. Reference page
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