Dysoxylum spectabile   kohekohe

Life Form:

Flowers Seeds Dispersal:
Flowers appear in June, growing from the trunk and branches. The fruit appears a year later - the following June

Damp, lowland forest. Prefers well drained soil. Kohekohe is a tree of northern and coastal areas, preferring moist well drained soil and frost free conditions and tolerates shade. Kohekohe is a favourite food of possums, which eat both the leaves and fruit, sometimes stripping the trees bare. Rats also eat most of the seeds produced. Kohekohe flower in the winter and the fruit contains usually 3, sometimes 4 pairs of seeds