Story: Kauri forest

Forest interior

Forest interior

Kauri forest is complex and contains various other species, including smaller conifers and broadleaved trees, lianes (vines) and perching epiphytic plants, tree ferns, nīkau palms and orchids. Ground cover can include kiekie and kauri grass (a native lily, bottom right).

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Reference: AAQA 6500 Col122
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Joanna Orwin, 'Kauri forest - Kauri forest ecology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Joanna Orwin, published 24 Sep 2007