Story: Shrubs and small trees of the forest



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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Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Tree dracophyllums: īnanga and neinei', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

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