Classification
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  • Maori
    • Puahou
    • Whauwhaupaku
  • English
    • Five Finger
  • Scientific names
    • Pseudopanax arboreus

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Recent Observations

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Observer

savvy

Date

Jul 26, 2014

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What

Five Finger Pseudopanax arboreus

Observer

tim_hopley

Date

Jul 13, 2014

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Five Finger Pseudopanax arboreus

Observer

zealandia2

Date

Jul 10, 2014 02:53 PM NZST
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Description from Wikipedia

Pseudopanax arboreus or Five Finger (Māori: 'Puahou' or 'Whauwhaupaku'), is a New Zealand native tree belonging to the family Araliaceae. It is one of New Zealand's more common native trees, being found widely in bush, scrub and gardens throughout both islands. The compound leaves with five to seven leaflets, hence the name, are very characteristic of the tree and easily recognized.

No range data available.