Elaeocarpus hookerianus

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Elaeocarpus hookerianus
Elaeocarpus hookerianus 12.JPG
Pōkākā with juvenile foliage at the base and adult leaves near the top
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Elaeocarpaceae
Genus: Elaeocarpus
Species: E. hookerianus
Binomial name
Elaeocarpus hookerianus

Elaeocarpus hookerianus, commonly known as pōkākā, is a native forest tree of New Zealand. A cold tolerant plant, E. hookerianus can be found from valley floors to mountainous areas.

Like many other New Zealand trees it has a distinctive juvenile form where its branches are interlaced and have tiny leaves.[1]


  1. ^ "Elaeocarpus hookerianus (Pokaka)". Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network. Retrieved 18 June 2012.