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Myrsine divaricata - weeping matipo

Primula family: Primulaceae

Myrsine divaricata is a small shrub with interlacing (divaricating) branches and small leathery leaves.
An endemic species found throughout the country.

Vegetative characteristics Reproductive characteristics
Plant form: shrub up to 3 m Arrangement of parts: symmetric
  Flower size: 2-4 mm diam.
Leaf form: undivided, broadly heart-shaped Sepals: 5
Leaf size: 6-12 mm Petals: 5, green
Leaf arrangement: single or in groups Sexuality: unisexual on different plants
Leaf attachment: Stamens: 5
Leaf margin: smooth Ovary: above petals
Leaf Leaf surface: hairs Fruit: fleshy