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This species is accepted, and its native range is Norfolk Island, N. New Zealand North Island (incl. Three Kings Islands).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

New Zealand North, Norfolk Is.

Cordyline obtecta (Graham) Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 25, 2006 Colenso [s.n.], New Zealand K000524989 Unknown type material
Colenso [s.n.], New Zealand K000524988 Unknown type material
K000644203
Bauer [s.n.], Norfolk Island K000644202

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 543 (1875)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1994). Oceanic Islands 1 Flora of Australia 49: 1-681. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0