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Alseuosmia

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Alseuosmia is a genus of five species in the family Alseuosmiacea, growing in New Zealand's North Island.[1] Species members are characteristically small evergreen shrubs.[2] An example occurrence of species representative Alseuosmia macrophylla is in the habitat of the Hamilton Ecological District, where Blechnum discolor and Blechnum filiforme are understory elements with Nothofagus truncata and rimu overstory.[3] Other species are A. banksii, A. pusilla, A. quercifolia, and A. turneri.[1]

Alseuosmia was first described in 1839 from specimens collected in Northland forests by Cunningham.[1]

A. quercifolia is the most common of the species in lowland native forest of Waikato, sometimes known as A. Hakarimata. It is an endemic shrub, found north of 38°05’S, up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) tall,[1] though usually under 1 m (3 ft 3 in). It has red or pink flowers of 5 petals,[4] clustered at base of leaves,[5] giving a strong scent.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Ecology and conservation of Alseuosmia quercifolia (Alseuosmiaceae) in the Waikato region, New Zealand Journal of Botany" (PDF). 2002.
  2. ^ Thomas Frederick Cheeseman. 1906
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2009
  4. ^ "Alseuosmia quercifolia - The University of Auckland". www.nzplants.auckland.ac.nz. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  5. ^ "Alseuosmia quercifolia | New Zealand Plant Conservation Network". www.nzpcn.org.nz. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  6. ^ "Alseuosmia quercifolia". www.nzflora.info. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
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Alseuosmia: Brief Summary

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Alseuosmia is a genus of five species in the family Alseuosmiacea, growing in New Zealand's North Island. Species members are characteristically small evergreen shrubs. An example occurrence of species representative Alseuosmia macrophylla is in the habitat of the Hamilton Ecological District, where Blechnum discolor and Blechnum filiforme are understory elements with Nothofagus truncata and rimu overstory. Other species are A. banksii, A. pusilla, A. quercifolia, and A. turneri.

Alseuosmia was first described in 1839 from specimens collected in Northland forests by Cunningham.

A. quercifolia is the most common of the species in lowland native forest of Waikato, sometimes known as A. Hakarimata. It is an endemic shrub, found north of 38°05’S, up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) tall, though usually under 1 m (3 ft 3 in). It has red or pink flowers of 5 petals, clustered at base of leaves, giving a strong scent.

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