Scientific Name:
Gaultheria paniculata B.L.Burtt & A.W.Hill, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 49: 614, t.1 (1935)

Erect shrub up to c. 2 m high, with ascending to spreading branches; branchlets ± setose. Lvs alternate; petioles thick, c. 3 mm long. Lamina (10)–20–60–(70) × (7)–10–25–(27) mm, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, subcoriaceous or coriaceous but not thick, usually rather densely clad in stiff hairs when young; base cuneate to rounded; apex abruptly mucronate; margins finely serrulate-crenulate. Fls produced at or towards tips of branches, forming terminal panicles up to c. 6 × 6 cm; axis clad in whitish hairs; bracts keeled, ovate, acuminate, ± 3 mm long; pedicels c. 4–6 mm long, with few setose hairs, otherwise usually glabrate but sometimes puberulent; bracteoles ovate, c. 1.5 mm long. Calyx lobes 2–2.5 mm long, lanceolate-ovate to ovate-triangular, acute to acuminate. Corolla urceolate; tube 3.5–6 mm long; lobes c. 1.25 mm long, oblong. Capsule 3–4 × 3–4 mm, invested by dry calyx.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Oct.–Dec.

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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]
Franklin, D.A. 1962: The Ericaceae in New Zealand (Gaultheria and Pernettya). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Botany 1: 155–173.