Meryta sinclairii

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Meryta sinclairii


Taxonavigation: Apiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Apiales

Familia: Araliaceae
Subfamilia: Aralioideae
Genus: Meryta
Species: Meryta sinclairii



  • Basionym
    • Botryodendrum sinclairii Hook.f., Fl. Nov.-Zel. 1: 97 (1852).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional:New Zealand
      • New Zealand North

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


  • Seemann, B.C. 1862: Botryodendrum Endl. = Meryta Forst. Bonplandia. Zeitschrift für die gesammte Botanik, 10: 294–295. BHL 295
  • Atkinson, I.A.E. 1956: An account of Meryta sinclairii (pukanui) on Marotiri Island. Tane, 7: 16–22.
  • Beever, R.E. 1984: Observations on puka (Meryta sinclairii) on the Chickens Islands, with an assessment of the hypothesis that it was transferred there by the Maori. Tane, 30: 77–92. full article (PDF)
  • Cameron, E.K.; de Lange, P.J. 2000: Comment on Meryta sinclairii (Araliaceae). New Zealand Botanical Society newsletter, (61): 14–15. whole issue (PDF)
  • Kirkham, M.B.; Kelliher, F.M.; Hunt, J.E. 2000: History and location of puka, Meryta sinclairii Seemann (Araliaceae). NZ Botanical Society newsletter, (60): 16–19. whole issue (PDF)


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