Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Coprosma dodonaeifolia W.R.B.Oliv., 132: 127 (1935)
 Description

"A shrub, 2–3 meters tall, with slender, erect, opposite branches arising at narrow angles from the stem. Branchlets slender, green, glabrous." Bark of branches reddish brown; branchlets sts whorled. Lvs on slender petioles 10–20 mm. long. Stipules triangular, denticle prominent. Lamina bright green above, not shining, paler below, thinly coriac., narrow-obovate to obovate, acute to obtuse, midrib mucronulately produced; gradually narrowed to petiole; (65)–100–110–(120) × (20)–30–35 mm.; margins waved to subundulate. Reticulated nerves ± evident on both surfaces. ♂ not observed. ♀ in clusters of 3 on peduncles 10–20 mm. long; calyx-teeth rather long, acute; corolla not seen. Drupe orange-red, oblong, 6–9 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. [Naturally Uncommon]
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. [Naturally Uncommon]
Oliver, W.R.B. 1935: The genus Coprosma. Bulletin of Bishop Museum 132