Tristaniopsis exiliflora (Kanuka Box) (Myrtaceae)

Tristanopsis exiliflora (Kanuka Box)

This tree is almost always found along streams and is also know as Water Gum. It has smooth splotchy cream and drab yellow bark and older shed brown decorticating strips of bark are often seen hanging from the branches. The leaves are fleshy and spathula-shaped and the small flowers occur in clusters and have exquisite stamens that occur in bunches.

Tristanopsis exiliflora (Kanuka Box)


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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