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Coprosma acerosa f. mangatangi (Coprosma 'Mangatangi')

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Anthospermeae
Genus: Coprosma
Species: Coprosma acerosa f. mangatangi
Common name: Coprosma 'Mangatangi'

Coprosma 'Mangatangi' is NZ native shrub. It a divaricating shrub of hybrid origin which is a low-growing, wiry-stemmed with yellowish branchlets and small green leaves. The leaves are bright light green when young turning gold as it matures. It grows in a tight mound up to 1 m high.

Photographed at Otari Native Botanic Garden and Wilton's Bush Reserve. Wellington. 

Photographed New Plymouth.


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