Alseuosmia banksii (Bank s Toropapa)
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Species: A. banksii
Binomial name: Alseuosmia banksii
Common name: Bank's Toropapa, Northern karapapa,
Alseuosmia banksii is a small untidy shrub undergrowth of lowland and montane forests from North Cape to Marlborough. It grows to a height of 1m and with a 0.5m spread. It can have mottled foliage of broad leaves that are up to 3 cm long.
Fragrant creamy to red flowers (3 cm across) are tubular and have a pungent scent. The flowers are followed by reddish berries (containing up to 10 seeds) which ripen during February–April. The shrub can hold flowers and seed at the same time. Thanks to http://www.bushmansfriend.co.nz for this information.
Photographed September. Note mottled foliage behind
Alseuosmia banksii sweet-tasting berry. It contains up to 10 seeds.
The upper surface of a leaf. The leaves vary in shape.
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