Definitions

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  • noun New Zealand The tree Dodonaea viscosa; aalii.
  • noun New Zealand The tree Olearia traversiorum.
  • noun New Zealand The tree Olearia avicenniaefolia.

Etymologies

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Maori, meaning "forever and ever", from its durability.

Examples

  • Mangere Island now supports a remnant patch of akeake forest and healthy tundra communities of shrub daisies, iceplant (Disphyma spp.), koromiko, and megaherbs such as giant sowthistle and soft speargrass.

    Chatham Island temperate forests

  • The Chatham Islands ribbonwood (Plagianthus divaricatus), mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus), akeake, and flax have all flourished since domestic stock were removed from the island.

    Chatham Island temperate forests

  • Gigantism is common and examples include: Chatham Islands karamu (Coprosma chathamica) and the tree koromiko (Hebe barkeri), both of which are the largest species in their genera; and the akeake (Olearia traversii), one of the largest tree daisies on earth.

    Chatham Island temperate forests

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