Story: Shrublands

Pakihi heathland, Ōkārito

Pakihi heathland, Ōkārito

Pakihi are treeless expanses of sedges, rushes, ferns and shrubs. Commonly found on poorly drained, infertile soils on the West Coast of New Zealand, many formerly carried forest. The main shrubs here are mānuka and tāmingi (Epacris pauciflora), a heath.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - Heathlands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14546/pakihi-heathland-okarito (accessed 4 December 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007