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Corokia virgata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Argophyllaceae
Genus: Corokia

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Corokia is a genus in the Argophyllaceae family comprising about ten species native to New Zealand, Australia and Rapa Iti. Corokia species are shrubs or small trees with zigzagging (divaricating) branches. In fact, Corokia cotoneaster is commonly known as wire-netting bush. The stems of the shrubs are dark when mature, covered with downy or silky hairs (tomentum) when young. In spring, they produce clusters of small, star-shaped yellow blossoms. Berries are red or yellow. The shrubs prefer forests and rocky areas, sun or light shade, reasonably well drained soil, and moderate watering.


Corokia cotoneaster berries beside the track into Te Toto Gorge, Raglan, New Zealand in March

Corokia budcotonea

Corokia buddleioides

Corokia carpodetoides

Corokia collenettei

Corokia cotoneaster

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Corokia serrata

Corokia whiteana