Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Coprosma crassifolia Colenso, Tasmanian J. Nat. Sci. 2: 289 (1846)
 Description

Much-branched, up to 1–2–(4) m. tall; branches rigid, divaricate, bark dark reddish brown; branchlets rather slender, ± interlacing, pubescent when young. Lvs few together in fascicles on short branchlets, or paired; petioles narrowly winged, 1–2 mm. long, pubescent. Stipules triangular, acute, pubescent, ciliolate. Lamina thick, coriac., dark green above, whitish to subglaucous below, suborbicular to oval to broad-oblong, rounded to subtruncate, abruptly narrowed to base, 6–10–(15) × (3)–5–(10) mm.; margins ciliolate when young, recurved. Venation ± obscure on both surfaces, or midrib evident below. ♂ solitary or 2–4 together on short branchlets; calyx 0; corolla funnelform, lobes ovate, acute, = or > tube. ♀ solitary, terminal on short branchlets; calyx-teeth minute; corolla-tube short, lobes long, narrow, acute. Drupe yellow or white, globose, 5–6 mm. diam. [Oliver, loc. cit. 81, has of the ♀ "corolla with short tube and 4 long, narrow, acute lobes, or tubular with short lobes".]

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
Colenso, W. 1846: Journal of a Naturalist. Tasmanian Journal of Natural Science 2(9): 241–308.
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]
Kirk,T. 1899: The Students' Flora of New Zealand and the Outlying Islands. Government Printer, Wellington, N.Z.