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Pentachondra  pumila (J.R. & G.Forst.) R.Br.   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Pentachondra  pumila (J.R. & G.Forst.) R.Br. 
SynonymsEpacris pumila J.R. & G.Forst. (basionym)
 Pernettya polyphylla Colenso
Territory AustraliaNew Zealand
grassland and thickets
Altitudecoastal-subalpine
Description leaves small, crowded, narrowly oblong, acute, concave, bright shiny green, flowers solitary at apex of branchlets, subsessile, cylindrical, fruit large, bright red
Size10-15cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecompact shrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed when ripe or in spring
cuttings in late summer; layering in spring and fall
BibliographyFlora of New Zealand floraseries.landcareresearch.co.nz
The Plant List (2013) www.theplantlist.org
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