Kōrero: Grasslands

Narrow-leaved snow tussock (3 o 4)

Narrow-leaved snow tussock

Growing here in Takahē Valley, Fiordland, the western subspecies of narrow-leaved snow tussock (Chionochloa rigida amara) is found in the Southern Alps south of around 43°S. There are also two recognised subspecies. Fiordland has the highest tussock biodiversity in New Zealand – one area has 10 species of Chionochloa.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10054861
Photograph by Peter Morrison

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alan F. Mark, 'Grasslands - Types of tussock', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13353/narrow-leaved-snow-tussock (accessed 22 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Alan F. Mark, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007