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  1. Pseudowintera, genus Pseudowintera, Wintera, genus Wintera(noun)

    evergreen shrubs or small trees of Australia and New Zealand

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  1. Pseudowintera

    Pseudowintera is a genus of woody evergreen flowering trees and shrubs, part of family Winteraceae. The species of Pseudowintera are native to New Zealand. Winteraceae are magnoliids, associated with the humid Antarctic flora of the southern hemisphere. Horopito can be chewed for a hot, peppery taste. ⁕Pseudowintera axillaris, is known as the lowland horopito. It is a shrub or small tree growing up to eight metres tall in lowland and lower montane forests from 35° to 42° South. On the South Island it grows West of the Main Divide. ⁕Pseudowintera colorata, or mountain horopito, is an evergreen shrub or small tree commonly called pepperwood because its leaves have a very hot bite. Its yellow and green leaves are blotched with red; new leaves in the spring are bright red. It is widespread throughout New Zealand, from lowland forests to higher montane forests, and from 36° 30' South as far southwards as Stewart Island/Rakiura. Because of its various uses, both medicinal and culinary, the name horopito when used in common speech normally refers to the colorata species. ⁕Pseudowintera traversii, is a compact shrub up to one metre tall. It grows naturally only in the northwest corner of the South Island, from Collingwood to Westport.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pseudowintera

    A plant genus of the family WINTERACEAE. Members contain polygodial.

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