Corynocarpus laevigatus J.R. & G. Forst.
New Zealand laurel, karakaranut
Corynocarpaceae

This evergreen tree reaches heights of 15 m. It forms a dense shade excluding other species. The fruit, which is very poisonous to man, is dispersed by alien frugivorous birds. Its fire tolerance is unknown, and it has not been evaluated for biological control.

It grows in mesic habitats between 700-1,500 m. There is a major infestation in Koke'e, Kaua'i.


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