Didn't spot any adults.
Single tree, very old
Shrub 80 cm tall, leaves chartaceous, green above, light green below, fruits red, pedicel redish.
Occasional tree in regenerating indigenous forest (mostly dominated by rawiri (Kunzea linearis), rawirinui (K. robusta) and hybrids between them. Flowering heavily.
Common canopy tree in regenerating forest. Flowering heavily. Close up of flowers is an image taken by John Braggins
Flowering inflorescence from a cutting grown individual that died not long after. Despite best efforts this tree has failed in cultivation, and as far as I am aware no one has it growing now. It requires a moist, cool soil and cannot tolerate any drying out whatsoever.
Exact location not shown deliberately. Images of type specimen showing growth habit and stipules. This tree, known now to iwi as 'Turoa Onamata' was discovered by Karen Riddel a Department of Conservation Contract Worker, who was investigating an area of forest in 2000. Sheltering from a sudden hail storm, she wondered what the tree was she was sitting under. Her wondering resulted in the recognition of a completely new species of tree which she helped describe two years later. As of posting this record this tree is still endemic to the range between the Hokianga Harbour and Waimamaku.
The Oxalidales is an order of flowering plants, included within the rosid subgroup of eudicots. Compound leaves are common in Oxalidales and the majority of the species in this order have five or six sepals and petals. The following families are typically placed here: