Story: Conifer–broadleaf forests

Pōhutukawa

Pōhutukawa

Unlike most forest trees, pōhutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) does not produce a single erect trunk. It is usually multi-stemmed, and in exposed conditions around the coast has a sprawling habit .

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John Dawson, 'Conifer–broadleaf forests - Coastal forest', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11670/pohutukawa (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by John Dawson, published 24 Sep 2007