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Mangroves, Ōhiwa Harbour (2nd of 3)

Mangroves, Ōhiwa Harbour

Ōhiwa Harbour in the Bay of Plenty is near the southern limit of mangrove distribution. In the north of New Zealand, mangrove trees grow to 9 metres, but are smaller further south. Here they form a stunted shrubland, no higher than 2 metres.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Estuaries - Plants of the estuary', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006