One of the most common coprosma species in New Zealand, karamū (Coprosma robusta) is found as a small tree in the understorey of forests or as a fast-growing shrub in regenerating scrub. Like all coprosmas, it has opposite pairs of leaves and branches on its stem. There are separate male and female trees. The berries are eaten by birds, especially silvereyes and starlings, which spread its seed.
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