Story: Conifers

Mataī seed (5th of 5)

Mataī seed

Seed is produced on female trees. The seed of mataī is unlike that of most other conifers, for it is enclosed in a fleshy covering and resembles a small plum when ripe.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Mataī and miro: the plum pines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12673/matai-seed (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007