Coprosma acerosa

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Coprosma acerosa


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Rubioideae
Tribus: Anthospermeae
Genus: Coprosma
Species: Coprosma acerosa


Coprosma acerosa A.Cunn., Ann. Nat. Hist. 2(9): 207 (1839)

  • Type: J. Banks (1769; syntype), A. Cunningham (1826; syntype: K-K000772140) and R. Cunningham (1834; syntype); 'Type' collected by A. Cunningham: BR-BR0000005576791 [under the number 68]; possible type collected by Cunningham: NY-NY00131134.
  • Type locality: New Zealand. Northern Island:
    • Banks: Sandy rocks on the Hokianga, near the immediate shore.
    • A. Cunningham (and R. Cunningham?): Sea coast, on the east side, opposite the Cavallos Isles.


  • Homotypic
  • Heterotypic
    • Coprosma acerosa var. brunnea Kirk, Stud. Fl. New Zealand: 241 (1899); not accepted by Oliver (1935) and Govaerts (1999, 2003) [cited as Coprosma acerosa]
      • Type: J. Armstrong s.n. (1871; WELT SP048748); see Oliver (1935: 44).
      • Type locality: New Zealand. [South Island:] Canterbury Plains.
    • Coprosma brunnea (Kirk) Cockayne, Rep. Sand Dunes New Zealand: 20 (1909)


Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Māori: Tarakupenga
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