Scientific Name:
Pseudopanax discolor (Kirk) Harms, Value cannot be null. Parameter name: s 48 (1894)
  • Panax discolor Kirk, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 3: 178 (1870 [1871])

Shrub up to c. 5 m. tall, much-branched, with 3–5-foliolate lvs and occ. unifoliolate ones. Petioles slender, 2–8 cm. long; lflts subsessile, obovate- to elliptic-cuneate, coarsely and sharply serrate, acute to sub-acuminate, bronze to yellowish green above, paler below, coriac. Terminal lflt 4–8 × 1·5–2.5 cm., on short petiolule. Umbels terminal; staminate with 4–10 rays, 3–8 cm. long, the fls racemosely arranged; pistillate with rays 2–5 cm. long, umbellules irregular, 2–6-fld. Ovary 5-loculed, or locules fewer by abortion, 5-ovuled, style-branches 5, connate at base, tips free. Fr. c. 6·5 mm. long, oblong in outline.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)

Fruiting: Nov.–Feb.

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]
Harms, H.A.T. 1894: Engler, H.G.A.; Prantl, K.A.E Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien. Vol. 3.
Kirk, T. 1871 ("1870"): Descriptions of New Plants. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 3: 177–180.