Scientific Name:
Coprosma cheesemanii W.R.B.Oliv., 132: 47 (1935)
  • = Coprosma depressa Cheeseman, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 19: 250 (1886 [1887])

Prostrate to sprawling shrub up to c. 5 dm. tall; branches ± divaricate, branchlets slender; pubescent. Lvs very shortly petioled. Stipules broadly triangular, obtuse, pubescent to villous, ciliate especially at apex. Lamina coriac., olive-green, linear to narrow-oblong, acute, ± 8–11 × 1–2 mm., margins us. reddish brown. Midrib alone evident. Fls solitary, terminal on short branchlets. ♂ without calyx; corolla broadly campanulate; lobes 4–6, acute to subacute, ± = tube. ♀ with calyx-teeth evident, acute, corolla-tube short, lobes linear ± reflexed. Drupe orange-red, globose, 6–7 mm. diam.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Cheeseman, T.F. 1887 ("1886"): On the New Zealand Species of Coprosma. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 19: 218–252.
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]
Oliver, W.R.B. 1935: The genus Coprosma. Bulletin of Bishop Museum 132