Story: Conifer–broadleaf forests

Pūriri berries and flowers

Pūriri berries and flowers

Pūriri (Vitex lucens) is a canopy tree of coastal and lowland forest in northern New Zealand. The tree grows to a height of 20 metres and develops a wide, spreading crown. Native pigeons feed on the bright pink fruits and disperse the seed.

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John Dawson, 'Conifer–broadleaf forests - Coastal forest', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by John Dawson, published 24 Sep 2007