Story: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Juvenile kaikōmako (1st of 2)

Juvenile kaikōmako

Found throughout lowland forest, kaikōmako (Pennantia corymbosa) is another tree that passes through a juvenile phase with small leaves and dense interlacing twigs. Adult leaves are coarsely toothed. Kaikōmako’s wood is hard and was used by Māori as fire-sticks.

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Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Lookalike subcanopy trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13799/juvenile-kaikomako (accessed 19 December 2018)

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