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Toronia toru (Toru)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Tribe: Persoonieae
Genus: Toronia
Species: T. toru
Binomial name: Toronia toru
Common name: Toru

Toronia toru is a small bushy endemic evergreen tree of New Zealand. It is found in the northern half of the North Island and is one of only two members of the protea family found in New Zealand.
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oronia toru grows to >12 metres and has long, slender, smooth edged, green leaves. During late spring and early summer months small white to yellow flowers are produced and these are followed with red to dark purple-blue fleshy fruits. 

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A young tree.
 

The distinctive long leaf.