Kōrero: Forest succession and regeneration

Kāmahi forest

Kāmahi forest

Kāmahi (Weinmannia racemosa) is one of New Zealand’s most common trees, especially in upland forests. It often grows in the beech forest’s subcanopy. If beech fails to regenerate immediately after the destruction of beech forest, other species such as kānuka, mānuka and bracken may start the succession back to forest. In such cases kāmahi forest usually develops – this species regenerates well in the shade of other trees, unlike beech. The inset shows kāmahi foliage and its red-brown seed capsules.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10049940; 10060724 (inset)
Photograph by B. Smith

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Forest succession and regeneration - Beech and conifer forest regeneration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11914/kamahi-forest (accessed 21 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007