Kōrero: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Lowland horopito

Lowland horopito

Lowland horopito (Pseudowintera axillaris) is an understorey shrub and small tree in forests of the North Island and northern South Island. Its shiny dark green leaves grow on black twigs. Extracts from the leaves have antifungal properties.

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Photograph by Jeremy Rolfe

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Pepper trees: horopito and kawakawa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13879/lowland-horopito (accessed 8 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Joanna Orwin, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015