Olearia rani

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Olearia rani
Olearia rani 111.JPG
Olearia rani foliage
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Olearia
Species: O. rani
Binomial name
Olearia rani
(A.Cunn.) Druce

Olearia rani, or heketara as it is known in Maori is a common small forest tree of New Zealand. It grows in lowland forest throughout the North Island and in the northern half of the South Island.[1]

Its leaves have white undersides and prominent veins. During the spring the tree produces clusters of small white flowers.


  1. ^ "Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand,". Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Underside of heketara leaves. 
Olearia rani in flower