Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Coprosma spathulata A.Cunn., Ann. Nat. Hist. 2: 207 (1839)
 Description

Sometwhat fastigiate shrub up to c. 2 m. tall, branches and branchlets slender, pubescent. Lvs on winged petioles 7–10–15 mm. long. Stipules narrow-triangular, obtuse, ± ciliolate, denticle prominent. Lamina thick, coriac., glab., ± glossy, orbicular to broad-oblong, truncate to emarginate or retuse, sts apiculate, narrowed to petiole; ± 10–20 × 10–20 mm. Midrib and principal veins evident, reticulations obscure. Fls solitary or paired, terminal on arrested branchlets. ♂ with long linear calyx-teeth; corolla tubular, lobes ovate, acute, > tube. ♀ with 4–5 acuminate calyx-teeth; corolla tubular, lobes narrow, acuminate, > tube. Drupe dark orange, red, or almost black, globose to oblong, 6–8 mm. long.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Coprosma spathulata A.Cunn.
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)2
Total2
 Bibliography
Cunningham, A. 1839: Florae insularum Novae Zelandiae precursor; or a specimen of the botany of the islands of New Zealand. Annals of Natural History 2: 125–132.
Kirk,T. 1899: The Students' Flora of New Zealand and the Outlying Islands. Government Printer, Wellington, N.Z.