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    • Five finger
  • Maori
    • Puahou
    • Whauwhaupaku
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    • Pseudopanax arboreus

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What

Five finger Pseudopanax arboreus

Date

Sep 19, 2014

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What

Five finger Pseudopanax arboreus

Observer

jon

Date

Sep 12, 2014 02:16 PM NZST

Description

Our five-finger's bloom is now waning, finally.

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What

Five finger Pseudopanax arboreus

Observer

jon

Date

Sep 6, 2014 11:30 AM NZST

Description

Flies on five-finger flowers. I've posted earlier observations of this tree flowering in our garden. It's been flowering for many months.

Note the assorted flies on the flowers.

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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.