Pseudopanax crassifolius   lancewood

Life Form:
Small tree. Very distinctive juvenile form

Flowers Seeds Dispersal:
Dioecious fleshy fruit dispersed by birds

Grows on dry ridges, particularly where poor soil ensures less shade from competing trees. Lancewood has strikingly different juvenile and adult forms. The Juvenile has a single trunk with long straight leaves. The adult develops branches and has much shorter leaves. Both have tough leathery leaves