Acrothamnus colensoi
Cyathodes colensoi by Matilda Smith.jpg
Scientific classification
A. colensoi
Binomial name
Acrothamnus colensoi
(Hook.f.) Quinn[1]
  • Cyathodes colensoi (Hook.f.) Hook.f., 1864
  • Leucopogon colensoi Hook.f., 1864

Acrothamnus colensoi is a plant species from the family Ericaceae and is endemic to New Zealand.[3]

It is a short shrub that grow to approximately 50 cm of tall,[4] and that can spread to form mounds of up to 2 m across.[5] Fruit are round and are white, pink or dark red in colour.[4] It can be found in both the North and South Islands, in scrub, tussock grassland and peat bogs, south of the Kaingaroa Forest.[6]

A. colensoi was named in honour of William Colenso, a New Zealand missionary, botanist and politician.[6][4]


  1. ^ Quinn, Christopher J.; Brown, Elizabeth A.; Heslewood, Margaret M.; Crayn, Darren M. (2005). "Generic concepts in Styphelieae (Ericaceae): the Cyathodes group". Australian Systematic Botany. 18 (5): 439–454. doi:10.1071/SB05005. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Acrothamnus colensoi (Hook.f.) Quinn, 2005". New Zealand Organisms Register. Landcare Research New Zealand. Archived from the original on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Acrothamnus colensoi (Hook.f.) Quinn". Flora of New Zealand. Landcare Research. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Eagle, Audrey (2008). Eagle's complete trees and shrubs of New Zealand volume two. Wellington: Te Papa Press. p. 550. ISBN 9780909010089.
  5. ^ "Acrothamnus colensoi (Colensos Mingimingi)". Taranaki Education Resource: Research Analysis and Information Network. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  6. ^ a b de Lange, P. J. "Acrothamnus colensoi". New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Retrieved 20 May 2016.