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Alseuosmia quercifolia - oak-leaved toropapa

Family Alseuosmiaceae

Alseuosmia quercifolia is a small sparingly branched shrub with glossy, variably shaped, toothed or lobed leaves and reddish stems.
Found in lowland forest in the North Island.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: perennial herb up  to  1 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 8-10 mm diam. X 10-15 mm long

Leaf form: undivided, variable shapes

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 50-100 cm

Petals: 5, red, pink

Leaf arrangement: singly on stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment: tuft of hairs

Stamens: 4-5

Leaf margin: toothed to lobed to smooth

Ovary: below petals

Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: fleshy