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Coprosma parviflora Hook. f. Rubiaceae

Derivation: Coprosma = smelling of dung (some species only); parvi = small, smaller than the type, a reference to the flowers

The most obvious distinguishing mark of this small leaved Coprosma is the tendency for its branchlets to be in a single plane.

I have not seen this plant locally, but it was plentiful along the Wairakau Stream track from Totara North to Lane Cove on the Whangaroa Harbour.

20 January 2006 Wairakau Stream Track, Totara North


20 January 2006 Wairakau Stream Track, Totara North

New Zealand Flora Reference

Family: Rubiaceae

Genus: Coprosma

Species: Coprosma parviflora

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