Pennantia: after Pennant, a zoologistcorymbosa: bearing flowers in corymbs
2012 - Not Threatened
2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened
Pennantia corymbosa J.R.Forst. et G.Forst.
A dense tangled shrub with zig-zagging branches bearing small leaves with 3-4 large lobes at the tip growing into a small tree bearing much larger leaves that still have small lobes at the tip (though these are less obvious). Juvenile leaves 7-15mm long, adult leaves 5cm long by 3cm wide.
Vascular - Native
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
Endemic. Found throughout the North, South and Stewart Islands. Uncommon north of Auckland and on Stewart Island
2n = 50
Beddie, A.D. 1958. Precocious fruiting of Pennantia corymbosa. Wellington Botanical Society Bulletin, 3-: 12-14
Gardner, R. 1998. No kaikomako (Pennantia corymbosa) on Great Barrier Island. Auckland Botanical Society Journal, 53: 75-76
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