Story: Conifer–broadleaf forests

Nīkau grove

Nīkau grove

Nīkau (Rhopalostylis sapida), mainland New Zealand’s only native palm, grows as a subcanopy tree in conifer–broadleaf forest. It is found on the North Island’s coast and lowlands, and in coastal areas in the upper half of the South Island.

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John Dawson, 'Conifer–broadleaf forests - Forests of northern New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2023)

Story by John Dawson, published 24 Sep 2007