Story: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Mountain lacebark

Mountain lacebark

Mountain lacebark (Hoheria glabrata) grows in gullies in the wet western mountains of the South Island. It is differs from another mountain lacebark – Hoheria lyallii – in its almost hairless leaves. A spectacular display of white blossoms occurs in late summer. The flowers have five overlapping petals.

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Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Lacebarks and ribbonwoods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

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