Coprosma rugosa

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Coprosma rugosa
Coprosma rugosa 11.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Coprosma
Species: C. rugosa
Binomial name
Coprosma rugosa
Cheeseman, 1906[1]

Coprosma rugosa, also known as the needle-leaved mountain coprosma, is a shrub in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, that is native to New Zealand. It is found in grasslands and forest margins up to the subalpine zone. C. rugosa bears small purple-white berries in autumn, the seed of which is widely dispersed by birds. It is considered a very hardy shrub and is suitable for hedging.


  1. ^ "Coprosma rugosa Cheeseman". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  • The Native Trees of New Zealand, J.T Salmon, Heinemann Reed, Auckland, 1990, p. 293