Needle-leaved īnanga (Dracophyllum longifolium), also known as īnaka or turpentine shrub, is the most widespread of New Zealand’s grass trees. A member of the heath family, it is found on infertile soils in a variety of locations from exposed coasts to alpine shrublands. The name ‘turpentine’ refers to its ability to burn well, even when wet.
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