Story: Conifers

Hall’s tōtara

Hall’s tōtara

Hall’s or mountain tōtara is usually a smaller tree than its lowland relative, the true tōtara. It grows at higher altitudes and on poorer soils. The thin, scaly bark (inset) helps to distinguish it from tōtara.

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Reference: 10049505 (main); 10050398 (inset)

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Tōtara group', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007