Scientific Name:
Archeria racemosa Hook.f.

Erect shrub up to c. 5 m. tall; branches spreading; bark black. Lvs patent, coriac., ± fascicled, rigid, subsessile or cuneately narrowed to very short flat petiole; ± 25–40 × 8–12 mm., about obovate- to elliptic-oblong; veins 3–5, rather indistinct; margins slightly recurved; apex acute, apiculate, sts almost pungent. Infl. us. a solitary terminal raceme, occ. 2–3 together, 25–40 mm. long, 10–20–(30)-fld; axis pubescent, pedicels short, stout, curved. Bracts pinkish, ciliolate, caducous, basal one up to 1 cm. long, remaining pair smaller and adjacent to calyx. Fls c. 6 mm. long; calyx-lobes almost free, c. 2 mm. long, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse; margins ciliolate. Corolla c. 6mm. long; tube 4 mm. long; lobes 2 mm. long, ovate-oblong, us, bright pink. Ovary deeply 5-lobed; style stout, persistent. Capsule 2–3 mm. diam., subglobose; locules 5–(3)

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Jan.–Feb.; Fruiting: Feb.–Apr.

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]