Kōrero: Alpine plants

Moehau vegetation

Moehau vegetation

The northernmost occurrence of alpine plants in New Zealand is on Moehau mountain, in the Coromandel Range, where poor soil conditions and strong winds limit forest growth. The main peak supports a stunted cover of kawaka ( Libocedrus plumosa, left) and neinei (Dracophyllum latifolium, centre left). An exposed side peak, known as little Moehau, carries a truly alpine cover of snow daisy, snow tōtara, bog pine, bristle tussock and Kelleria dieffenbachii.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10050755
Photograph by Chris Rudge

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Hugh Wilson, 'Alpine plants - Alpine New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11028/moehau-vegetation (accessed 13 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Hugh Wilson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007