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Common name: Pseudopanax colensoi Botanical name: Pseudopanax colensoi
Family: Araliaceae Maximum height: 5 metres

 

Where found:

  • Montane forest scrub and lower subalpine scrub on Mt Taranaki/Egmont
  • Up to 1200 metres
Description:
  • Shrub or small canopy tree with spreading branches
  • Leaves have 3-7 leaflets (leaflets are 50-200 mm x 20-110 mm) on a stalk 50-200 mm long and have serrated margins
  • Green, heavy scented flowers
  • Small (4-6 mm) black compressed fruit, large sprays of fruit occur below the leaves
  • Preferred food of possums

 

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PHOTOS: Barry Hartley

 

 

 

 

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