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Coprosma acutiflora

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Anthospermeae
Genus: Coprosma
Species: C. acutiflora
Binomial name: Coprosma acutiflora

Coprosma acutiflora is a small tree growing up to 10 m. It is restricted to Raoul Island in the Kermadec group. It is now quite rare because it was eaten by wild goats but now the goats have been removed it is recovering.
The yellowish green leaves (up to 7.5mm long and up to 3.5cm wide) have a wavy margin and taper to a point.
Flowering occurs from autumn to winter. In spring to summer it develops orange-red berries.

For more details visit:
http://wwwold.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biosystematics/plants/coprosmakey/key/Coprosma/Media/Html/C_acutifolia.htm

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


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