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Corokia buddleioides Korokio

Found naturally in the northern part of the North Island, prefers more sheltered site.

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Dodonea viscosa 'Purpurea' Purple ake ake

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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.

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.

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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.