Common and fast growing small tree
Melicytus obovatus. Fernglen Native Plant Gardens, Northshore, Auckland. © Murray Dawson
mature individuals of this species growing on the flood areas near the clearing.
Common shrub and small tree on island - usually secondarily dominant in Plagianthus forest understorey with kawakawa (Piper excelsum subsp. excelsum) and hoho (Pseudopanax chathamicus). Species just starting to flower. Known on the islands as 'mahoe'.
Violaceae /vaɪəˈleɪsiː/ (alternatively Alsodeiaceae J.G.Agardh, Leoniaceae DC. and Retrosepalaceae Dulac) is a family of flowering plants consisting of about 800 species in 21 genera. It takes its name from the genus Viola, the violets and pansies.