Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Coprosma virescens Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 11: 426 (1878 [1879])
 Description

Subdivaricate shrub up to 2–(5) m. tall with grey bark; branches slender, ascending; branchlets very slender, subtetragonous, flexible, interlacing, glab. or nearly so. Lvs often fascicled, on slender glab. petioles 2–4–(6) mm. long. Stipules subacute to obtuse, broadly triangular, connate near base, ± pubescent to glab.; denticles us. 3. Lamina subcoriac., glab., ovate to ovate-oblong, obtuse, abruptly narrowed to petiole, (4)–5–9 × 3–6 mm.; margins sts waved or with a few blunt teeth. Reticulations of veins us. evident on both surfaces, at least when lamina fresh. ♂ 1–2 on short branchlets; calyx 0; corolla funnelform, lobes ovate, acute, much > tube. ♀ solitary on short branchlets; calyx-teeth minute, ciliolate; corolla tubular, lobes acute, ± = tube. Drupe yellowish white, oblong, 5–6 mm. long.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
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