Corokia buddleioides A. Cunn.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Corokia buddleioides' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/corokia/corokia-buddleioides/). Accessed 2021-09-17.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
linear
Strap-shaped.
keel petal
(in the flowers of some legumes) The two front petals fused together to form a keel-like structure.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Corokia buddleioides' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/corokia/corokia-buddleioides/). Accessed 2021-09-17.

An evergreen shrub 6 to 8 ft high; young shoots slender and covered with a close, greyish-white felt which persists the second year. Leaves linear-lanceolate, tapering usually to a long, finely pointed apex, more abruptly tapered at the base; 112 to 5 in. long, 316 to 58 in. wide; dark shining green and ultimately glabrous above, clothed beneath with a silvery white felt similar to that on the young shoots; stalk 18 to 14 in. long. Flowers 12 in. wide, star-like in shape, produced during May on panicles 1 to 2 in. long that terminate short lateral shoots. Petals five, bright yellow, downy outside, nearly 14 in. long, 116 in. wide, pointed; calyx small, top-shaped at the base with five pointed lobes, green covered with white down; stamens yellow. Each petal has a fringed appendage at the base. Fruit globose, blackish red, 13 in. wide, covering the stone thinly. Bot. Mag., t. 9019.

Native of the North Island of New Zealand; discovered by Allan Cunningham on the shore of the Bay of Islands in 1826. This species is very distinct amongst the corokias by reason of its slender, willow-like leaves and terminal panicles of flowers. Coming from the northern part of New Zealand, it is not so hardy as the better known C. cotoneaster. Still it succeeds in the warmer parts of the south and south-west.