Olearia colensoi

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Olearia colensoi
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Olearia
O. colensoi
Binomial name
Olearia colensoi

Olearia colensoi, commonly known as tūpare (from the Māori tūpare) or leatherwood,[1] is a sub-alpine shrub that is endemic to New Zealand. Other names it is known by in Māori are kūmarahou and kūmararaunui.[2]

Olearia colensoi can grow into a tree 10 metres high that has thick, serrated leaves. The bark is light brown and papery with branches covered in woolly hairs. The flowers are typically dark red or yellow.[3]


  1. ^ "Olearia colensoi var. colensoi". New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  2. ^ Allan, H. H. 1961: Flora of New Zealand. Vol. I. Indigenous Tracheophyta. Psilopsida, Lycopsida, Filicopsida, Gymnospermae, Dicotyledones.1. Wellington, N.Z.,
  3. ^ "Search - Olearia". Māori Dictionary. Retrieved 17 February 2013.

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