Story: Tall broadleaf trees



With its dense, rounded crown of large leaves, each made up of 3–4 pairs of glossy leaflets, kohekohe (Dysoxylum spectabile) has a luxurious, exotic appearance. Like a number of tropical trees, kohekohe flowers directly from its trunk and branches – a feature known as cauliflory. It produces clusters of nectar-filled cream flowers in autumn and early winter. Later, bunches of grape-sized fruits hang from the trunk.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Tall broadleaf trees - Coastal trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007