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Pleurophyllum criniferum is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family that is endemic to the subantarctic islands of New Zealand.
Pleurophyllum criniferum Wikipedia
Pleurophyllum criniferum is a large perennial herb, growing up to 2 m in height. The leaves may grow to a metre or more in length and are diverse in shape, though usually oblong-ovate to lanceolate, the undersides covered by silky white hairs. The flowers occur as 15–30 heads in elongated racemes with short and inconspicuous ray-florets and dark purple disk-florets. The plant flowers from December to February and fruits from January to May.
The plant is endemic to New Zealand’s subantarctic Antipodes, Auckland and Campbell Islands, where it is a striking component of the megaherb community. It occurs from the coast up into the island ranges on peaty ground in herbfields.