Primulaceae (primrose family) Myrsine

Myrsine australis red matipo, mapou

New Zealand
Suttonia australis (syn.)

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. Family updated to Primulaceae (Feb 2024, SP).