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Meryta sinclairii Puka

October 2nd 2005

Meryta sinclairii Puka, Pukanui

This coastal tree has large leathery leaves to about 30cm long. Endemic to three kings and Hen and Chicken Islands.

Common in Northern gardens. Frost tender.

Purple berries which germinate readily if the seeds are washed from the fruits.

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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