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  • Maori
    • Māti (fruit)
    • Tākawa (fruit)
    • Kōnini (fruit)
  • English
    • Kotukutuku
    • Tree Fuchsia
  • Scientific names
    • Fuchsia excorticata

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Recent Observations

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gailtv

Date

Oct 11, 2014 09:00 AM NZDT

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Observer

john_barkla

Date

Oct 7, 2014

Description

Flowers emerging directly from trunk of large fuchsia.

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What

Kotukutuku Fuchsia excorticata

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parkecology

Date

Sep 23, 2014 01:02 PM NZST
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Description from Wikipedia

Fuchsia excorticata, the New Zealand Fuchsia also known as Kotukutuku, is a New Zealand native tree belonging to the family Onagraceae. It is found commonly throughout New Zealand and as far south as the Auckland Islands. It grows from sea level up to about 1,000 m, particularly alongside creeks and rivers. Kotukutuku are easily recognised in their native environment by the characteristic appearance of their bark, which peels spontaneously, hanging in red papery strips to show...

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