Classification
within NatureWatch NZ

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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

bbd2014

Date

Jul 12, 2014

Description

Observed by Ella Hayman and Tahu MacKenzie

Photos

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What

Kotukutuku Fuchsia excorticata

Observer

jon

Date

Aug 2, 2014 03:42 PM NZST

Photos

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Observer

zealandia1

Date

Aug 11, 2014 11:46 AM 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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