Pigeonwood (Hedycarya arborea) or porokaiwhiri is a common understorey tree in conifer–broadleaf forest. For much of the year it is a rather drab plant, with its dark grey twigs and leathery green leaves. But in spring it flowers, and in summer, bright berries appear. Male and female flowers appear on separate plants. The male flowers are sweet-smelling and short-lived.
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