Scientific Name:
Raukaua anomalus (Hook.) A.D.Mitch., Frodin & Heads, New Zealand J. Bot. 35: 312 (1997)
  • Panax anomalus Hook., London J. Bot. 2: 422, t. 12 (1843) – as anomalum
  • Pseudopanax anomalus (Hook.) K.Koch, Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 2: 366 (1859) – as anomalum
  • Nothopanax anomalus (Hook.) Seem., J. Bot. 4: 296 (1866) – as anomalum
  • Neopanax anomalus (Hook.) Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 433 (1961) – as anomalum
  • Pseudopanax anomalus (Hook.) Philipson, New Zealand J. Bot. 3: 338 (1965) nom. illeg. – as anomalum
  • = Panax microphyllus Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 16: 328 (1883 [1884]) – as microphylla
  • Panax anomalus var. microphyllus (Colenso) Kirk, Stud. Fl. New Zealand 218 (1899) – as Panax anomalum var. microphyllum

Shrub with densely divaricating branches, up to c. 3 m. tall; branchlets setose. Lvs of juveniles 3-foliolate; petioles winged, up to c. 2 cm. long; lflts articulate at base of lamina. Lvs of adults unifoliolate, often a few trifoliolate lvs present; petiole c. 5 mm. long, lamina c. 1–2 × 1–1·5 cm., obovate-oblong to suborbicular, subcoriac., crenate to sinuate, crenatures often mucronate. Umbels simple, axillary, 2–10-fld, on short peduncles; fls minute, greenish; calyx minutely 5-toothed. Ovary 2-loculed, 2-ovuled, style-branches 2, finally recurved. Fr. c. 4–5 mm. diam., compressed.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1 as Neopanax anomalus (Hook.) Allan]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Colenso, W. 1884 ("1883"): A further contribution towards making known the botany of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 16: 325–363.
Colenso, W. 1885 ("1884"): A description of some newly-discovered and rare indigenous plants; being a further contribution towards the making known the botany of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 17: 237–265. [as Panax microphyllus Colenso]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Edgar, E. 1973: Names in Pseudopanax C. Kock (Araliaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 11: 171–172. [as Neopanax anomalus (Hook.) Allan; Nothopanax anomalus (Hook.) Seem.; Panax anomalus Hook.; Panax anomalus Hook. var. anomalus; Panax anomalus var. microphyllus (Colenso) Kirk; Panax microphyllus Colenso; Pseudopanax anomalus (Hook.) K.Koch; Pseudopanax anomalus (Hook.) Philipson]
Hooker, W.J. 1843: Figures with brief descriptions of two species of Panax, from New Zealand. London Journal of Botany 2: 421–423.
Kirk,T. 1899: The Students' Flora of New Zealand and the Outlying Islands. Government Printer, Wellington, N.Z.
Koch, C. In: Koch, C.; Fintelmann, G. A. 1859: Wochenschrift für Gärtnerei und Pflanzenkunde 2
Mitchell, A.D.; Frodin, D. G.; Heads, M. J. 1997: Reinstatement of Raukaua, a genus of the Araliaceae centred in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 35(3): 309–315.
Philipson, W.R.A. 1965: The New Zealand genera of the Araliaceae. New Zealand Journal of Botany 3: 333–341.
Seemann, B. 1866: Revision of the natural order Hederaceae. XIII. On the genus Raukana. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 4