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Mida salicifolia - maire taiki

Family: Nanodeaceae

Mida salicifolia is a slender tree with bright green tapering leaves giving it a willow-like appearance. A semi-parasite (hemiparasite) on roots, most often found with kauri and in mixed podocarp forest.
An endemic genus with one species found in lowland forest throughout the North Island

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 8 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric

Leaf form: undivided, lanceolate-linear

Flower size: 4-6 mm diam.

Leaf size: 7-12 cm

Tepals (sepals indistinguishable from petals): 4-6, green

Leaf arrangement: singly (sometimes in pairs)

Sexuality: unisexual on different plants or bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 4-6

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: below petals

Leaf surface: glossy, hairless

Fruit: fleshy