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NZ Plants

Veronica macrocarpa

Family: Plantaginaceae

Veronica macrocarpa is a stiffly branched shrub distinguished by its soft slightly succulent, leathery leaves, unbranched flowering stems, relatively large broad flowers with long stamen filaments and large capsules. Formerly Hebe macrocarpa.
An endemic species found in the central North Island.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: woody shrub2-3 m

Arrangement of parts: asymmetric

Leaf bud: distinct; gap (sinus) absent

Flower size: 3-5.5 mm

Leaf form: undivided, narrow elliptic

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 60-160 mm long, 10-30 mm wide

Petals: 5, white, pink, violet

Leaf arrangement: in opposite pairs

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 2

Leaf margin: fine hairs

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: dry, 6-12 mm long