Scientific Name:
Coprosma rugosa Cheeseman, Man. New Zealand Fl. 1141 (1906)
  • = Plagianthus linariifolia Buchanan, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 16: 394 (1883 [1884])

Rather strict, rigid, erect shrub up to c. 3 m. tall with stout main stem; branches stout, ± divaricate; branchlets slender, stiff, ± tetragonous, pubescent, with dark reddish brown bark. Lvs opp. or in opp. fascicles on short branchlets, shortly petioled. Stipules subtruncate, ciliolate. Lamina coriac., darkish green above, paler below, linear to very narrowly cuneate, obtuse, ± 10–14 × 1–1·5 mm. Midrib alone, or sts principal secondary veins visible. ♂ 1–2 on arrested branchlets; calyx 0; corolla cut almost to base into acute lobes. ♀ solitary on arrested branchlets: calyx-lobes narrow, conspicuous; corolla tubular, lobes acute, ± 1/2 length of tube. Drupe translucent, stained pale blue, globose to broad-oblong, 6–8 mm. diam.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Buchanan, J. 1884 ("1883"): Notes on new Species of Plants. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 16: 394–396.
Cheeseman, T.F. 1906: Manual of the New Zealand Flora. Government Printer, Wellington.
Connor, H.E.; Edgar, E. 1987: Name changes in the indigenous New Zealand flora, 1960–1986 and Nomina Nova IV, 1983–1986. New Zealand Journal of Botany 25: 115–170.
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]