Miro bears prolific crops of fleshy red seeds. They smell strongly of turpentine when fresh, and are a favourite food of kererū (native pigeons), the plant’s main seed disperser. Miro’s leaves are slightly curved and flattened into two rows, giving them a feathery look.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
New Zealand Plant Conservation Network
Photograph by Jeremy Rolfe
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