Classification
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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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Observer

john_barkla

Date

Sep 13, 2014

Description

On margin of broadleaved forest

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What

Kotukutuku Fuchsia excorticata

Observer

birdwood

Date

Sep 12, 2014

Description

Birdwood Reserve contains many examples of this plant, including several that are very large

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What

Kotukutuku Fuchsia excorticata

Observer

tony_wills

Date

Sep 12, 2014

Description

Lots of mature tree fuchsia in the gully leading to Burrows Ave.

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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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