Griselinia littoralis (Raoul) Raoul


Tree, sometimes shrubby, to about 6 m tall. Leaves broadly ovate, blunt, hardly asymmetric (unlike the other native New Zealand species, g. lucida, which has larger leaves to 18 cm long that are distinctly asymmetric and female flowers without petals). Flowers male and female, both with petals, those of females not overlapping; spring. Fruit a 1-seeded berry, 6-7 mm long.

New Zealand.

VIC: Mt Macedon (old Taylor and Sangster Nsy site).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Cornaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Griselinia littoralis 'Variegata'

Small tree, the leaves with an irregular cream-variegated margin and grey-green centre. 'Bantry Bay', another variegated cultivar, is also listed.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Cornales
family       Griseliniaceae
genus        Griselinia Forst.f.