Taxon  Report   5720    
Myoporum laetum  G. Forst.
Lollypop tree,  Ngaio tree
Myoporum laetum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Myoporum laetum
© 2017 James Bailey
Myoporum laetum
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Myoporum laetum, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Myoporum laetum
© 2017 James Bailey
Genus: Myoporum
Toxicity: MAJOR

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).