Hoheria populnea A.Cunn.

Ann. Nat. Hist., ser. 1, 3: 319 (1839) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Tree to c. 10 m high; branches and leaves with stellate hairs when young, soon glabrous. Leaves broadly ovate to broadly lanceolate or elliptic, (5–)7–14 cm long, (3–)4–6 cm wide, glossy green, paler beneath; margins serrate; apex acuminate; petiole 1.3–2 cm long. Flowers axillary, usually in 5–10-flowered cymes or solitary; pedicels 10–15 mm long, stellate pubescent; calyx campanulate, ± 5 mm long, stellate-pubescent, lobes triangular; petals white, ± 10 mm long. Mericarps 5(–6), 5–7 mm long including broad wings. Flowers Mar.–Apr.

*HSF. Native to the North Island of New Zealand where it grows in coastal and lowland forest. Occasionally grown as an ornamental, apparently escaping cultivation into a near-by Eucalyptus regnans forest remnant near Monbulk, east of Melbourne.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-07-17
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malvales
family Malvaceae
genus Hoheria
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hoheria populnea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hoheria populnea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced

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