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NZ Plants

Veronica pubescens sub.sp. pubescens - Coromandel koromiko

Family: Plantaginaceae

Veronica pubescens, is a small openly branched shrub with erect to spreading branches and narrow leaves.  It is characterised by stems, leaves and sepals with a dense covering of long hairs. Formery Hebe pubescens.
An endemic species found in the central portion of the North Island on the Coromandel Peninsula and adjacent offshore islands.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: branched bush up to 2 m

Arrangement of parts: asymmetric

Leaf bud: distinct; gap(sinus) small, filled with hairs

Flower size: 2-5 mm

Leaf form: undivided, broad at base, tip pointed or blunt

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 30-70  mm

Petals: 5, white, pink

Leaf arrangement: in opposite pairs

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 2

Leaf margin: hairs

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: dry, 4-5 mm long