Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Coprosma depressa Colenso ex Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 110 (1853)
Synonymy:
  • = Coprosma pubens Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 26: 267 (1893 [1894])
  • = Coprosma ramulosa Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 27: 406 (1894 [1895])
 Description

Prostrate, with long slender rooting branches; branchlets finely pubescent. Lvs on petioles 2–4 mm. long. Stipules rather large, long-triangular, ± pubescent, ciliate; sheath short, whitish. Lamina coriac., broad-ovate, obtuse to subobtuse, 5–7–9 × 1–3–5 mm. Midrib and us. a few secondary veins evident, at least below. Fls solitary, terminal on short branchlets. ♂ without calyx; corolla funnelform, lobes acutely ovate, ± = tube. ♀ with narrow-triangular, acute calyx-teeth; corolla with narrow-triangular acute lobes. Drupe red, globose, 5–6 mm. diam.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
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