Scientific Name:
Griselinia G.Forst., Fl. Ins. Austr. 75 (1786)
  • = Scopolia J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., Char. Gen. Pl., ed. 2. 139 (1776) nom. illeg., non Scopolia Jacq. 1764
  • = Decostea Ruiz & Pav. (1794)
  • = Pukateria Raoul, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 2: 120 (1844)

Fls small, 5-merous, unisexual, in panicles or racemes. ♂ with minutely toothed calyx; petals imbricate; disk fleshy, 5-angled. ♀ without staminodes; receptacle ovoid to turbinate; sepals 5; petals 5, valvate, or 0; ovary 1–2-loculed; styles 3. Fr. us. 1-loculed, 1-seeded. Dioec. shrubs or trees with alt., very coriac., entire, exstipulate lvs; petioles dilated and slightly sheathing at base; lf-scars prominent.

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

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Griselinia G.Forst.
Indigenous (Endemic)2
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