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The classic New Zealand identification guide. Every home should have one. Buy it here.
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Elaeocarpus dentatus Hinau
Hinau is a tall forest tree to 20 metres. Leaves 8-15cm. long and dentate (toothed). The identifying feature is the bottom of the leaf has domatial pits at the midrib and vein junctions, as the above photo shows.
Hinau produces beautiful clusters of drooping white flowers, 8-12 mm diam. in spring.The drupe or berry is 12mm long, purplish and similar size and shape to an olive.
Found through out New Zealand.
I recommend the following books on New Zealand native plants
100 Best NZ Native Plants for Gardens
The Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Native Trees
Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand
Gardener's Encyclopaedia of NZ Native Plants
A Photographic Guide to Ferns of New Zealand
New Zealand Trees and Shrubs: A Comprehensive Guide to Cultivation and Identification
From Weta to Kauri: A Guide to the NZ Forest
Which Native Forest Plant? (Which S.)