Mountain Daisies

A guide to Celmisia in Aotearoa/New Zealand
by Jane Gosden

Getting to grips with the iconic and diverse (mostly) alpine genus Celmisia – the third largest in the flora of Aotearoa/New Zealand – can be a challenge. This comprehensively illustrated guide makes it easy to identify species, subspecies and varieties.

Aimed at everyone with an interest in our alpine plants, this handy field guide takes a novel approach. Following an informative introduction, the first section identifies 17 broad groups based on plant form and leaf characteristics that can be seen in the field without magnification.

The second section applies more detailed criteria to distinguish the species and subspecies within these groups. Often the distinguishing feature may be its distribution, and maps showing the geographical range could provide a quick identification.

Species-by-species descriptions (including varieties, and with separate entries for subspecies) make up the bulk of the book. With over 900 photographs, most features described in the text are illustrated.

The vexed questions of hybrids, unnamed entities and challenging lookalikes are also addressed.

Published December 2023, 186 pages, A5 format, durable card cover.
Reprinted with minor changes January 2024

Sample Pages

The quick identification guides that make up the first two sections of the book are available here as a free PDF

RRP: NZ$40.00 

Note that on the order form there is also the option to order a PDF version of the book for $15. This is supplied via WeTransfer once ordered and paid for.

ISBN 978-0-9583299-9-6

Published by Manuka Press in cooperation with Caxton.

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