Nestegis lanceolata

Nestegis lanceolata photographed at Logan Botanic Garden, Stranraer, Scotland, UK

Nestegis lanceolata is an evergreen tree which grows to 20–50 ft (6–15 m) high. The leathery, glossy, green leaves are narrow spear-shaped, and are 2–6 in (5–15 cm) long. The flowers are small and light green; summer. Red or orange berries, about 0.4 in (1 cm), mature the following summer to autumn.

Nestegis lanceolata is found in lowland to low-mountain forests in the North Island, and locally to the north of the South Island, New Zealand. Also called white maire. It is a member of the olive family.

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