Our native plants: Elingamita johnsonii

A quick update to a posting made on April 25, 2013 – strolling through Wellington Botanic Gardens recently I was excited to see Elingamita johnsonii in flower. However, as you’ll read if you go back to the first posting, the drupes can take anything from 12 months to 2 years to ripen!

The shrubby tree is another of the unusual plants from Three Kings Islands, 50km northwest of New Zealand. The tiny flowers produce surprisingly large fruit.

The flowers of Elingamita johnsonii. Photo: Sandra Simpson

 

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