Story: Shrubs and small trees of the forest



Putaputawētā (Carpodetus serratus), a common understorey tree, is also known as marble leaf because of its mottled leaves. The tree has a distinct juvenile phase with small leaves on zig-zagging branchlets.

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Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Lookalike subcanopy trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 February 2023)

Story by Joanna Orwin, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015