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Corokia buddleioides - korokio Taranga, korokio

family: Argophyllaceae

Corokia buddleioides is a small upright shrub distinguished by a dense covering of silvery hairs on the stems and undersurface of its lance-shaped, pale olive-green leaves. All three species in the genus are endemic to New Zealand.
Corokia buddleioides
 occurrs naturally from North Cape to central North Island.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 4 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 7-10 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, lanceolate

Sepals: 5, green

Leaf size: 7-15 cm

Petals: 5, yellow

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: below petals

Leaf surface: hairs sparse on upper surface, dense on lower surface

Fruit: fleshy