Myrsine australis (syn. Suttonia australia)
red matipo, mapou

Myrsinaceae
New Zealand

Shrub, crinkly-edged leaves suggestive of common Pittosporum species; several individuals grew in the Inner Quad planting circles for at least fifty years. No longer present at the time of Ron Bracewell’s 1997 Inner Quad planting checklist.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2010.