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Coprosma acerosa. Tarakupenga. Sand coprosma.

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tarakupenga (Williams 1971); tātarahaketātaraheke (Colenso 1868a - though Williams says usually used for bush lawyer or Olearia). 

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Small fruits eaten (Colenso 1868)

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Coprosma species a source of dyes (Aston 1918a, 1918d.)

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Infusion of bark and stems administered as alterative (Kirk, in Taylor 1870). Decoction of root, with bark and stems of pikiarero, Clematis forsteri, a slight alterative.

Related pharmacology in Brooker, Cambie and Cooper 1987.

Bark compounds listed in Cambie 1976, with references.

Leaf flavonoids investigated by Wilson 1984.

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28 May 2007
1 July 2020
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