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Librocedrus bidwillii Pahutea

Slow growing maintaining slender shape for many years.

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Lobelia angulata Panakenake

Creeping mat-forming plant found throughout New Zealand in damp areas producing delicate white flowers.

Machaerina sinclairii Pepepe

Shade loving grass with wide arching deep green leaves

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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.

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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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Mazus pumilio Found damp swamp areas in both North and South Island.

Vigorus spreading ground cover with attractive bluish flowers in spring and summer.

Melicytus novae-zealandiae Coastal Mahoe

Attractive coastal shrub with large leathery leaves

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Meryta sinclairii Puka, pukanui

Confined to Three Kings and Hen & Chickens Island. Dramatic large glossy tropical leaves are a stunning feature.

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Metrosideros bartlettii Cape Reinga

White flowering large tree of up to 8m in height.

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Metrosideros carminea Akakura, Climbing Rata

Northland climbing Metrosideros preferring semi-shade.

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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Metrosideros perforata Found from Three Kings Island to Banks Peninsula.

White flowering, forms a compact shrub but will climb a wall or bank if encouraged. Ideal for containers.

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Metrosideros umbellata Southern rata

Rare in the North Island, found more commonly on the west coast of the South where the rainfall is higher.

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Myoporum laetum Ngaio. Found in coastal areas throughout North and South Island

Excellent tree for coastal situations with attractive small white flowers. Ngaio are poisonous to stock.

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Myoporum laetum var. decumbens Prostrate form of ngaio form the Poor Knights Islands

Can grow up to 2m high and nearly spreads as wide. Large fleshy leaves.

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Myrsine aquilonia Poor Knights Island matipou

Attractive small heart shaped leaves. Tolerates most conditions and is ideal very hedging.

Myrsine australis  Red Matipo  Mapou

Myrsine australis Mapou, matipo. Found forests margins throughout New Zealand.

Small tree with attractive red stems, grows approx 3m high and is very hardy.

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Myrsine divaricata Weeping mapou

A bushy divaricating/interlacing shrub giving excellent contrast in any garden.

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Nestiges apetala Coastal maire. Found Whangarei Heads, Bay of Islands and northern offshore islands.

Spreading often twisted branches, small olive-like fruit. Very hardy and ideal for coastal areas.