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  • Te Papa's collection includes a specimen of Alseuosmia macrophylla collected in 1769 during Captain Cook's first expedition to New Zealand.

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  • There are only a few species of Alseuosmia, and they are all only found in New Zealand.

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  • Horopito, pepper tree, Pseudowintera colorata mimicry, the palatable Alseuosmia pusilla mimicking the unpalatable horopito, although this is controversial.

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  • Alseuosmia flowers and fruit are very different to horopito) or have a little taste of the leaves.

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