Scientific Name:
Hoheria sexstylosa Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 17: 238 (1884 [1885])
Vernacular Name(s):
Graceful lacebark; Houhere; Houhiongaonga; Lacebark

Tree up to c. 6 m. tall; branches rather slender, ascending; indumentum of sparse stellate hairs on older parts, of ± dense stellate hairs on younger parts and infl. Branchlets slender, bark us. dark red brown. Juvenile plant a twiggy shrub with subdivaricate branches; lvs rather distant, on very slender petioles ± 5 mm. long; lamina 10–15–(30) × 10–15–(25) mm., broad-ovate to suborbicular in outline, cuneately narrowed to base, irregularly ± deeply 3–5-lobed or incised, teeth dentate. Adult plant with lvs on pedicels 5–10–(20) mm. long; lamina of lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate order, mostly acuminate (some lvs obtuse to broadly rounded at apex), cuneately narrowed to base, (5)–15 × (1)–5 cm. Fls c. 2 cm. diam. (sts larger), in 2–5-fld cymose fascicles to solitary, on pedicels 2–3 cm. long. Calyx campanulate, ± 6 mm. long, teeth triangular, indumentum us. dense; petals white, obliquely oblong, notched, 10–15 mm. long; styles (5)–6–7, stigmas capitate; anthers white. Carpels (5)–6–7, compressed, wings broad.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Mar.–Apr.; Fruiting: Apr.–Jun.

Colenso, W. 1885 ("1884"): A description of some newly-discovered and rare indigenous plants; being a further contribution towards the making known the botany of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 17: 237–265.
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]
Heenan, P.B.; Dawson, M.I.; Redmond, D.N.; Wagstaff, S.J. 2005: Relationships of the New Zealand mountain ribbonwoods (Hoheria glabrata and H. lyallii: Malvaceae), based on molecular and morphological data. New Zealand Journal of Botany 43(2): 527–549.