Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Coprosma intertexta G.Simpson, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 75: 194 (1945)
 Description

Slender erect or spreading openly branched shrub up to c. 2m. tall; branches and branchlets ± divaricate; branchlets pubescent when young, bark pale to rather dark brown. Lvs in opp. pairs or fascicles on slender petioles 1–2 mm. long. Stipules minute, broadly oblong-triangular, obtuse, ciliolate. Lamina narrow-oblong to narrowly obovate-oblong, sts slightly curved, subacute, apiculate, (7)–9–10–(15) × 1–2 mm.; margins reddish. Midrib and sts principal secondary veins evident below. ♂? ♀ solitary, shortly stalked; calyx 2 mm. long with linear-triangular lobes; corolla purplish, c. 5 mm. long, tubular, deeply cut into linear subacute lobes. Drupe (seen by me only in dry state) c. 4 mm. long.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
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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. [Declining]
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