Scientific Name:
Coprosma repens A.Rich., Essai Fl. Nouv.-Zél., 264 (1832)
  • = Coprosma retusa Hook.f., London J. Bot. 3: 415 (1844)
  • = Coprosma baueriana Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 104 (1853)
  • = Coprosma stockii Williams, Choice Stove Orn.-leav. Pl. 166 (1876)

Shrub or tree up to 8 m. tall, depressed to prostrate when very stongly insolated; branches stout, bark light brown; branchlets pubescent when young. Lvs on stout glab. petioles 8–16 mm. long. Stipules broad-triangular, subacute to subtruncate, glab.; denticles several, conspicuous, central one prominent. Lamina thick, subfleshy, very glossy, dark green above, paler below; broad-oblong to broadly ovate-oblong, rounded to truncate to retuse or emarginate, sts apiculate; ± 6–8 × 4–5 cm. (shade lvs); 2–3 × 1·5–2 cm. (sun lvs); margins recurved, sts inrolled. Reticulations evident above and below. Fls in compound clusters on branched peduncles. ♂ many per cluster; calyx-teeth minute; corolla funnelform, lobes 4–5, acute, ± = tube. ♀ us. 3 per cluster; calyx-teeth short, obtuse; corolla subfunnelform, c. 5 mm. long, lobes acute or obtuse, < tube; stigmas stout. Drupe orange-red, depressed-obovoid, ± 10 × 8 mm.

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

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
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]
Hooker, J.D. 1844: Catalogue of the names of a collection of plants made by Mr W.M. Stephenson in New Zealand. London Journal of Botany 3: 411–418.
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.
Richard, A. 1832: Essai d'une Flore de la Nouvelle Zélande. In: Dumont d'Urville, J. Voyage de découvertes de l'Astrolabe. Botanique. Tastu, Paris.
Williams. B.S. 1876: Choice Stove and Greenhouse Ornamental-leavedPlants. Edition 2. The author, London.