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NZ Plants

Toronia toru - toru

Protea family: Proteaceae

Toronia toru is a densely branched bush to small tree with long narrow dark green and leathery leaves pointed at the tip. Young branches and leaves have a covering of fine hairs. Found in the upper half of the North Island.
An endemic genus with one species.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub or tree to 10 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric

Leaf form: undivided, linear, lanceolate

Flower size: 3-6 mm diam.


Leaf size: 80-150 mm

Tepals (sepals indistinguishable from petals): 4, yellow

Leaf arrangement: Singly along stem

Sexuality: unisexual on different plants

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: dry