Story: Shrublands

Gumland vegetation, Kaikino valley, Northland

Gumland vegetation, Kaikino valley, Northland

Mānuka shrubs dominate gumland scrub in northern New Zealand. Gumland vegetation grows on infertile soils that formerly carried kauri forest. Gumlands have been frequently burnt. Along with mānuka, they have a cover of Dracophyllum lessonianum, tall sedges and umbrella fern. They are a rich orchid habitat.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - Heathlands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14544/gumland-vegetation-kaikino-valley-northland (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007