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Tree Botanics

Ramarama Previous


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Other Names: (Lophomyrtus bullata)

Member of the Myrtaceae family, The ramarama is a small tree reaching heights of up to 6m only, preferring the more open parts of the forest or forest margins/clearings. It is found in all coastal and lowland forests throughout the North Island & the northernmost areas of the South Island around the regions of Nelson & Marlborough.  It ranges from sea level up to 600m. Ramarama is readily identifiable by its distinctive leaves having a blistered or puckered appearance, with clearly defined central ribs in-between the raised sections.  Leaves are 2.5 - 5cm in length X 2- 3cm wide and are usually yellowish-green - green in colour; in more open environments/situations they may be reddish in hue. The solitary flowers are produced from the leaf axils (the upper angle between a lateral organ, such as a leafstalk, and the stem that bears it), are a creamy white in colour, however they can also exhibit a rosy flush throughout.  The dark red-purplish berries become almost black when fully ripe.