Story: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Tōī – mountain cabbage tree

Tōī – mountain cabbage tree

The mountain cabbage tree (Cordyline indivisa) is a spectacular plant with a huge tuft of broad, sword-shaped leaves on top of its trunk. It is found in clearings and gully locations in wet forests on the mountains, especially those on the western side of New Zealand.

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Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Cabbage trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2021)

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