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Coprosma autumnalis (kanono; Rubiaceae) in New Zealand: nomenclature, iconography and phenology

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The correct name for the New Zealand plant, kanono (Rubiaceae), is Coprosma autumnalis Colenso, which name is lectotypified here. A drawing made of the species by John Buchanan in the late 1860s is reproduced. The phenology of the plant, marked in the specific epithet, is examined.

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Acknowledgments

The authors gratefully acknowledge the help of Ewen K Cameron, Dhahara Ranatunga and Martin Collett (Auckland War Memorial Museum—Tāmaki Paengā Hira); Antony Kusabs, Leon Perrie and Pat Brownsey (Museum of New Zealand—Te Papa Tongarewa); Aaron P. Davis and Sally Dawson (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew); Wayne Gebert (National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne); Serena Marner (Department of Plant Sciences, Oxford, UK); and P. J. de Lange for his assistance with the manuscript.

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Large, M.F., Mabberley, D.J. & Wood, E. Coprosma autumnalis (kanono; Rubiaceae) in New Zealand: nomenclature, iconography and phenology. Kew Bull 75, 37 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-020-9876-4

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Key Words

  • John Buchanan
  • William Colenso
  • Norsewood
  • phenology