Story: Ferns and lycophytes

Ponga house

Ponga house

The walls of this house on the Chatham Islands, built about 1890, were constructed from ponga or tree-fern trunks.

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Ferns in New Zealand culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007