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Pisonia brunonnianum Parapara

October 2nd 2005

Pisonia brunonnianum Parapara

A small tree or shrub reaching 10m. Leaves 10-40cm long, glossy green.

Sticky fruits 3-5 cm long that may trap small birds and insects

Three Kings to East Cape.
The seeds are 2-3 cm long, oblong and encased in a very sticky substance. You can pick out the seeds from the sticky jelly and sow straight away. They germinate readily.
A very attractive shrub that should be more common in ornamental gardens.

If you wish to learn more about native plants I suggest one of these natural history books from fishpond

Life-size Guide to New Zealand Native Ferns: Featuring the Caterpillars Which Feed on ThemA Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New ZealandGardener's Encyclopaedia of NZ Native PlantsTrees and Shrubs of New ZealandThe Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Native Trees



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