Gunnera monoica

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Gunnera monoica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Gunnerales
Family: Gunneraceae
Genus: Gunnera
Species: G. monoica
Binomial name
Gunnera monoica
Raoul, E. (1844) [1]

Gunnera monoica is a species of Gunnera endemic to New Zealand. It is one of the smallest species of Gunnera, with leaves of around 3 cm (1.2 in) wide. It spreads by forming stolons in damp ground.[2]

G. monoica flowers between October and November, and produces fruit from December until February.[3] This fruit is barrel shaped and white in colour, though some varieties may have purple or red flecks.[3] The leaves have a rounded appearance and either a corrugated or spiky margin. [4]



  1. ^ "Gunnera monoica Raoul (1844)". Landcare Research New Zealand. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Armitage 2012, pp. 49.
  3. ^ a b "Gunnera monoica Raoul". New Zealand Flora. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Stock 2002, pp. 13.


  • Armitage, James (2012), "Gunnera great and small", The Garden, Royal Horticultural Society, 137 (9) 
  • Stock, Paul (2002), "Fixation with Gunnera", New Zealand Garden Journal, 5 (2): 12–14