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Coprosma acerosa 'Hawera'

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Anthospermeae
Genus: Coprosma
Species: Coprosma acerosa 'Hawera' 
Common names: Tataraheke, Sand Coprosma

Coprosma acerosa 'Hawera' is a small NZ native coastal prostrate shrub and is a form of Coprosma acerosa and was discovered on the cliffs near Hawera. It has small linear olive green leaves and it is tolerant of cold and wind and forms a tight 2-2.5m mat 10–15cm high close to the ground.
It has tiny insignificant flowers which are followed by white fruits which turn pale blue during March and April.

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