Lophomyrtus bullata

The scientific name is a bit of a mouthful but this is a pretty and unusual shrub that’s endemic to New Zealand, and grows to 8m. It has really interesting leaves that have a blistered appearance – so unusual that you feel drawn to touch a leaf to see what the surface feels like. The Maori name for this plant is ramarama.

Lophomyrtus:  From the Greek lophos (crest) and myrtus (myrtle)
bullata:  blistered

Photos taken by Nigel at Oamaru Public Gardens 05 Sept 2019


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further reading / more photos


Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

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