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Mountain lacebark (3rd of 3)

Mountain lacebark

This houhi or mountain lacebark (Hoheria lyallii) is flowering in Fiordland National Park. Also known as mountain ribbonwood, it is one of New Zealand’s few deciduous trees, and grows to around 3 metres. It is often found around forest edges and stream margins, sometimes forming a glade. It is named after early naturalist David Lyall.

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John Andrews, 'European discovery of plants and animals - Expeditions and surveys: 1830s–1870s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by John Andrews, published 24 Sep 2007