Story: Conifers

Miro seed and foliage

Miro seed and foliage

Miro bears prolific crops of fleshy red seeds. They smell strongly of turpentine when fresh, and are a favourite food of kererū (native pigeons), the plant’s main seed disperser. Miro’s leaves are slightly curved and flattened into two rows, giving them a feathery look.

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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/12676/miro-seed-and-foliage (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007