Story: Conifers

Pygmy pine

Pygmy pine

Pygmy pine, interlaced here with other subalpine shrubs, is New Zealand’s smallest conifer. It is a sprawling shrub that seldom grows taller than 30 centimetres. Its trailing stems and branches are covered in scale-like leaves. Female plants bear black seeds supported by a fleshy red stalk.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Small conifers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007