Definitions

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  • n. A shrub, Hebe stricta, endemic to New Zealand.

Etymologies

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From Maori

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

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