Dracophyllum arboreum

Dracophyllum arboreum photographed at Logan Botanic Garden, Stranraer, Scotland, UK

Dracophyllum arboreum is a tree or an upright shrub up to 33 ft (10 m) high, with a short thick trunk. The adult leaves are 3.5 in (9 cm) long; the juvenile leaves are longer, 7 in (18 cm), and are clustered towards the ends of the branchlets. The leaf edges are hairy. The tubular flowers are pale yellow.

Dracophyllum arboreum forms forests in the higher boggy areas of the Chatham Islands, to the east of New Zealand. It is sometimes an epiphyte on other plants.

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