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Bamboo rush (2nd of 3)

Bamboo rush

The bamboo rush (Sporadanthus ferrugineus) is found only in the North Island. It once grew extensively from Kaitāia to the Waikato, in lowland raised peat bogs. As these were drained and converted to pasture, the species has disappeared from 95% of its natural range.

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Central volcanic plateau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 June 2023)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007