Vascular – Exotic
Monocotyledonous Trees and Shrubs
Australia - eastern Australia (Queensland)
cordyline: From the Greek kordyle ‘club’
Reason For Introduction
Probably horticultural - however it arrived here rather early in New Zealands recorded history. It is possibly partly indigenous.
Life Cycle Comments
Long-lived shrub to small tree
By vegetative extension, root suckering and from seed
Fleshy bird dispersed fruits.
bird dispersed seed. Plants often establish through careless disposal of garden waste