Kōrero: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Black matipo

Black matipo

Kōhūhū, or black matipo (Pittosporum tenuifolium), is common in regenerating forest throughout much of New Zealand. It is distinguished by dark grey branchlets and pale leaves with a wavy edge. Its flowers are nearly black and emit a sweet perfume at night.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10056156
Photograph by Dick Veitch

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Pittosporums', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13843/black-matipo (accessed 11 August 2020)

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