Melicope ternata

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Species

Melicope ternata

Etymology

Melicope: honey cut
ternata: triplets

Common Name(s)

Wharangi

Current Threat Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Previous Threat Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened

Authority

Melicope ternata A.Cunn.

Family

Rutaceae

Brief Description

Bushy small tree with glossy green leaves composed of three leaflets at the end of a long stalk and clusters of dry fruit enclosing a black shiny seed. Leaf blades 7-10cm, oval, three together on a long stalk. Flowers white. Fruit dry, splitting to show 2-3 seeds on a stalk.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Main Flower Colour

Green

Other Flower Colour

Black

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 36

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

 

 

This page last updated on 6 Dec 2014

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