Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Coprosma rubra Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 17: 269 (1884 [1885])
Synonymy:
  • = Coprosma pendula Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 21: 84 (1888 [1889])
  • Coprosma rubra var. pendula (Colenso) Kirk, Stud. Fl. New Zealand 240 (1899)
 Description

Shrub up to 2–(4) m. tall; branches rather slender, ± divaricate, bark reddish brown; branchlets finely pubescent. Lvs membr., on ± pubescent and ciliolate winged petioles 4–6 mm. long. Stipules small, triangular, pubescent, us. terminated by denticle. Lamina glab. or nearly so, broad-ovate to oblong, obtuse, sts mucronulate, narrowed to subtruncate base; 10–15–(25) × (6)–10–12–(15) mm.; margins sts ciliolate. Reticulations us. evident on both surfaces, at least when lf fresh. ♂ 6–1 on short branchlets; calyx 0; corolla funnelform, lobes = tube, ovate, acute. ♀ solitary or 2–3 together on short branchlets; calyx-teeth linear-triangular, obtuse, c. 3/4 length of corolla-tube, which has narrow-linear lobes > tube. Drupe yellowish white, oblong, 4–6 mm. long.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
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