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Scandia rosifolia - koheriki

Celery family: Apiaceae

Scandia rosifolia is a small scrambling to erect perennial herb with glossy dark green, divided leaves. Found in coastal to exposed lowland forest.
The genus Scandia is endemic to New Zealand and contains two species formerly placed in the genus Angelica.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: perennial herb to 1 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 3-5 mm diam.

Leaf form: divided into 2- 5 pairs of ovate-lanceolate leaflets

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: leaflets to 2.5 cm

Petals: 5, white

Leaf arrangement: singly on stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment: 2-lobed sheath at leaf base

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: finely toothed

Ovary: below petals

Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: dry