Blechnum discolor crown fern

Blechnum discolour Crown fern. Piupiu.

Found throughout NZ usually in drier forests

Cyathea medullaris. Black tree fern-1

Cyathea medullaris Mamaku, black ponga

Tallest of the tree ferns

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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.

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

Very strong thick leaves with exaggerated leaf veining.

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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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Pisonia brunoniana Parapara, bird-catcher tree.

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

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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.