Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Coprosma crenulata W.R.B.Oliv., Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 49: 153 (1916 [1917])
Synonymy:
  • = Coprosma retusa Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 26: 268 (1893 [1894])
 Description

Procumbent shrub with long trailing branches, bark light grey; branchlets ∞, ± tetragonous, pubescent. Lvs on short stout petioles. Stipules short, truncate, with 3 conspicuous denticles, ciliolate. Lamina thick, coriac., glab., on short stout petioles, obovate to obovate-oblong, retuse, cuneately narrowed to base, ± 9–10–(20) × 3–5 mm.; margins thickened, minutely crenulate towards apex. Midrib prominent below, impressed above. Fls solitary, terminal. ♂ without calyx; corolla funnelform, c. 6 mm. long, tube c. 4 mm. long, lobes us. 5, ovate-triangular, acute; stamens us. 5. ♀ with minute calyx-teeth; corolla funnelform to tubular, cut halfway into 5 acute lobes. Drupe yellowish red, ovoid, c. 6 mm. long.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
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]
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Oliver, W. R. B. 1917: The Vegetation and Flora of Lord Howe Island. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 49: 94–161.
Petrie, D. 1894 ("1893"): Descriptions of New Native Plants, & c. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 26: 266–274.