Kōrero: Conifers

Tōtara seeds and foliage (4 o 4)

Tōtara seeds and foliage

Tōtara seeds are carried at the ends of little stalks that become succulent and red in autumn. Birds swallow the seeds and later void them intact. The leaves of tōtara are narrow with sharp tips, resembling the leaves of the European yew.

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New Zealand Plant Conservation Network
Photograph by Jeremy Rolfe

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Tōtara group', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12660/totara-seeds-and-foliage (accessed 9 August 2022)

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