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

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john_barkla

Date

Jul 20, 2014

Description

Flowering in the garden

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john_barkla

Date

Jul 6, 2014

Description

Trunk showing typical flaking bark

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david_lyttle

Date

Jul 11, 2014

Description

Fuchsia excorticata; flowering on bare branches

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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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