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Myrsine salicina - toro

Primula family: Primulaceae

Myrsine salicina is a small tree distinguished by its long, narrow to oblong, blunt-tipped and fleshy leaves. Sometimes placed in he Myrsinaceae.
An endemic species distributed throughout New New Zealand.

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Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: tree up to 10 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 4-5 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, linear oblong

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 7-18 cm

Petals: 5, green, yellow, cream

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: above petals

Leaf Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: fleshy