Scientific Name:
Weinmannia sylvicola Sol. ex A.Cunn., Ann. Nat. Hist. 2: 357 (1839)
Vernacular Name(s):
Tawhero; Tōwai

Tree up to 15 m. tall or more; trunk up to 1 m. diam.; young branchlets, petioles, peduncles and pedicels ± densely pilose-pubescent. Lvs of seedlings simple to 5-jugate, some pairs trifoliolate, membr.; lflts up to 3 × 1 cm., elliptic to elliptic-obovate in outline, incised-serrate. Lvs of juveniles and of reversion shoots up to 10-jugate, membr.; lflts ovate-elliptic to elliptic or elliptic-oblong, acute to subacute; terminal lflt up to 8 × 3 cm., on petiolule c. 1 cm. long; lateral subsessile, diminishing downward from 6 × 3 cm. to 2.5 × 2 cm. Lvs of adults of two main forms (intermediate forms not infrequent): (a) lflts mostly obtuse, 3–5-foliolate, rarely simple, coriac., bluntly crenate-serrate to serrate, obovate-oblong to broad-elliptic or elliptic; terminal lflt 4–6 × 2–3 cm., on petiolule c. 1 cm. long; lateral 4–3 × 2 cm.;- (b) lvs 3–5-foliolate, rarely simple, coriac., lflts mostly acute to subacute, serrate to crenate-serrate, elliptic; terminal lflt 4–7 × 2–3 cm., lateral 7–4 × 3–2 cm. Racemes 8–12 cm. long, many-fld, pedicels 2–3 mm. long, ∞ axis; sepals c. 1 mm. long, narrow-ovate to subulate-obtuse, persistent; petals c. 1·5 cm. long, ovate to oblong, white to pale rose; stamens exserted; styles 2.5–4 mm. long, persistent. Capsules 4–5 cm. long, glab. or nearly so; seeds with tuft of hairs at apex and base.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Weinmannia sylvicola Sol. ex A.Cunn.
Indigenous (Endemic)2

Flowering: Sep.–Dec.; Fruiting: Nov.–Feb.

Cunningham, A. 1839: Florae insularum Novae Zelandiae precursor; or a specimen of the botany of the islands of New Zealand. Annals of Natural History 2: 356–360.
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]
Pillon, Y.; Hopkins, H.C.F.; Maurin, O.; Epitawalage, N.; Bradford, J.; Rogers, Z.S.; Baker, W.J.; Forest, F. 2021: Phylogenomics and biogeography of Cunoniaceae (Oxalidales) with complete generic sampling and taxonomic realignments. American Journal of Botany 108(7): 1–20.