Librocredus plumosa Kawaka

Found mainly in the North Island and parts of Nelson. Excellent specimen tree.

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Macropiper excelsum Recently had name change to Piper excelsum subsp. Kawakawa, peper tree.

Found in abundance throughout the North Island. Attractive orange candle-like berries make quite a feature.

Macropiper excelsum var. psittacorum Poor Knights Island Kawakawa, Recently renamed as Piper excelsum Sub sp. peltatum

Similar to mainland form with slightly larger leaves not damaged so much by insects.

Macropiper melchior Three Kings Island Kawakawa. Recently renamed as Piper melchoir.

Very strong thick leaves with exaggerated leaf veining.

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Marratia salicinia King fern, para

Stunning fern with tropical appearance now rare in the wild due to decimation by wild pigs and goats.

Metrosideros fulgen  Scarlet rata vine

Metrosideros fulgens Found naturally from Northland to Westland.

Climber or shrub with orange/red flowers late summer to winter. Prefers good soil in cool area when young.

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Peperomia urivilleana Found throughout North Island and upper South Island

Coastal plant forming low clumps, fleshy stems and leaves. Attractive indoor or patio plant.

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Phebalium nudum Mairehau

Found lowland forests through northern parts of North Island. Brownish green leaves are highly aromatic when rubbed.

Phyllocladus trichomanoides  Tanekaha  1

Phyllocladus trichomanoides Tanekaha, Celery pine.

Found from the North Cape south to northern Marlborough and Nelson districts in the South Island, in lowland forest up to 800 m above sea level.

1-Pisonia brunoniana  Parapara

Pisonia brunoniana Parapara, bird-catcher tree.

Found on Three Kings and upper North Island. Large glossy green leave, grows up to 3m high.

Prumnopitys ferruginea Miro

Larfe growing forest tree found throughout New Zealand. Attractive needle-like foliage.

Prumnopitys taxifolia Matai.

Matai resembles miro, growing throughout New Zealand. Slow growing with neatly arranged needle-like foliage.

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Pseudopanax arboreus Fivefinger.

A common tree of lowland forests throughout New Zealand. Purple berries attractive to birds.

Pseudopanax ferox Toothed lancewood

Found throughout New Zealand, very similar to P.crassifolius although a lot slower growing. Juvenile stage has strongly toothed leaf margins.

Pseudopanax laetus Found in the North Island from Coromandel to Taranaki

Very similar to P.arboreus with larger leaves. Berries are borne in spring and are attractive to birds.

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Rhabdothamnus solandri Waiu-atua, New Zealand gloxinia

Small shrub found in shady areas with delicate flowers ranging in colour from yellow to orange.

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Rhopalostylis baueri var cheesemanii Kermadec nikau

The Kermadec nikau has longer fronds, larger flower heads and darker seeds than the mainland nikau.

Schefflera digitata  Pate -2

Schefflera digitata Pate, Seven Finger

Prefers damp, shady parts of the forest and is common along stream banks and on shady forest roadsides.

Weinmannia racemosa Kamahi

A small tree found lowland forests throughout New Zealand. Slow growing but ideal for garden situations producing attractive inflorescent red berries.

Weinmannia silvicola Towai

Distribution is from Mangonui to the Bay of Plenty. Towai is not as tall growing as kamahi, it has different foliage but flowers are similar.