Story: Tall broadleaf trees

Tawapou foliage and fruit

Tawapou foliage and fruit

Confined to coastal forests of northern New Zealand, tawapou grows on many nearshore islands – especially those that are free of rats, which eat the large ripe berries and destroy the seeds. Tawapou also grows naturally on Norfolk Island, where it is known as bastard ironwood.

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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