Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Coprosma cuneata Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. I. (Fl. Antarct.) Part I, 21 (1844)
Synonymy:
  • = Coprosma astonii Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 44: 181 (1911 [1912]) – as Coprosma Astoni
 Description

Slender shrub up to 1–(2) m. tall; branches flexible, with dark to very dark brown bark; branchlets us. finely pubescent when young. Lvs us. in rather distant pairs or fascicles, petioles very slender, 1–2–(3) mm. long. Stipules oblong-triangular, subacute to obtuse, pubescent, ciliate, with apical tuft of long hairs. Lamina subcoriac., glab., linear to very narrow-cuneate, ± curved, truncate to obtuse, ± retuse, sts mucronulate, (6)–10–16 × (0·5)–2–(3) mm. Midrib evident below, us. impressed above. ♂ solitary or 2–4 together, terminal on short branchlets, calyx 0; corolla funnelform, tube ± = narrow acute lobes. ♀ solitary, terminal; calyx-teeth very short; corolla narrow-funnelform, lobes narrow, acute, ± = tube. Drupe clear red, globose, 4–5 mm. diam.

[From:  Allan  (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1 as Coprosma astonii Petrie]

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
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