Coprosma putida, commonly known as Stinkwood, is a flowering plant in the coffee family. The specific epithet comes from the Latin puteo (to stink), alluding to the stench produced when the species is cut or bruised, including the leaves and fruit.
It is a shrub or small tree growing to 4 m in height. The broadly elliptic-oblong leaves are 40–110 mm long, 25–80 mm wide. The small, greenish-white flowers are 8 mm long. The fleshy, red fruits are 20 mm long. The flowering season is from August to early November.
Distribution and habitat
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