Scientific Name:
Alseuosmia macrophylla A.Cunn., Ann. Nat. Hist. 2: 210 (1839)
Vernacular Name(s):
Horopito; Karapapa; Korotaiko; Pere; Shrubby honeysuckle; Toropapa

Glab. much-branched shrub up to c. 2 m. tall; branchlets slender, ascending, reddish brown. Lvs on stout petioles up to ± 15 mm. long. Lamina coriac., obovate-cuneate to broad-elliptic to narrow-obovate, sts sublanceolate; subentire to rather distantly crenately to serrate-dentately lobed or toothed; lobes sts apiculate; of 3 main dimensions: (a) 7–15–(20) × (3)–4–6–(8) cm.; (b) 6–12 × 1·3–2.5 cm.; (c) 4–7 × 2–3 cm. Infl. of 2–5-fld fascicles or fls solitary. Fls (3)–3·5–4 cm. long. Calyx ± 5 mm. long; lobes narrow- to broad-triangular, acute to acuminate. Corolla crimson; tube flaring, lobes 5–(4), deltoid, margins fimbriate. Berry 8–10(13) × 5–6–(7) mm., oblong in outline, crimson.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Aug.–Dec.; Fruiting: Nov.–Apr.

Cunningham, A. 1839: Florae insularum Novae Zelandiae precursor; or a specimen of the botany of the islands of New Zealand. Annals of Natural History 2: 205–214.
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Gardner, R.O. 1978: The species of Alseuosmia (Alseuosmiaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 16: 271–277.