Scientific Name:
Coprosma grandifolia Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 104 (1852)
Typus: [New Zealand], “Pelaphia grandifolia Mscr”, Banks & Solander (WELT Nos. SP063859/A! & SP063859/B!), typ. cons. prop.
  • = Coprosma autumnalis Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 19: 263 (1887)
Vernacular Name(s):
Kākawariki; kanono; Kānonono; Kapukiore; Karamū-kueo; Kawariki; Kueo; Manono; Pāpāuma; Patutiketike; Raurākau; Raurēkau; Tapatapauma; Toherāoa

Shrub or tree up to c. 6 m. tall; trunk slender (not always developed); branches and branchlets rather stout, glab. Lvs on petioles ± 2–5 cm. long. Stipules tapering from rather broad base to 2 conspicuous denticles, glab. Lamina membr. to subcoriac., subglossy green above, paler below, broadly elliptic to obovate; apex subacute, sts apiculate; rather gradually narrowed to petiole; (10)–15–20 × (5)–7–10 cm.; margins sts waved, sts ± crenulate. Reticulations close, conspicuous or evident on both surfaces. Fls in clusters on trichotomously branched peduncles up to c. 6 cm. long. ♂ with 4–5-toothed cupular calyx; corolla narrow-funnelform, lobes us. 5, acute, < tube; stamens us. 5. ♀ us. with small stipulate bracts at axils of branches; calyx-teeth us. 5, small, acute; corolla tubular, lobes 5, narrow-triangular, acute, ± = tube. Drupe reddish orange, oblong, 7–9 mm. long.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1 as Coprosma australis (A.Rich.) Robinson]

Indigenous (Endemic)
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Hooker, J.D. 1853: The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. II. Flora Novae-Zelandiae. Part I. Flowering plants. Lovell Reeve, London.
Kirk,T. 1899: The Students' Flora of New Zealand and the Outlying Islands. Government Printer, Wellington, N.Z.
Large, M.F.; Mabberley, D.J.; Wood, E. 2020: Coprosma autumnalis (kanono; Rubiaceae) in New Zealand: nomenclature, icaonography and phenology. Kew Bulletin 75: (in press).
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Perrie, L.R. 2021: Proposal to conserve the name Coprosma grandifolia (Rubiaceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 70(1): 211.