Collected on February 24, 1976, this specimen was found by John Grehan near Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand. This shrub species (Myrsine australis) is endemic to New Zealand, meaning it is found only in New Zealand. New Zealand represents one of the most isolated regions of the world, with roughly 80% of its flowering plant species being endemic.
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