Kōrero: Tall broadleaf trees

Pukatea buttresses and leaves

Pukatea buttresses and leaves

A distinctive feature of pukatea (Laurelia novae-zelandiae) is its plank buttresses. These narrow growths – common among tropical trees – spread out from the bottom of its trunk and provide support for the tree in swampy ground. Pukatea has dark green, toothed leaves, arranged in opposite pairs on angled twigs.

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Photographs by Maggy Wassilieff; Jeremy Rolfe (inset)

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Tall broadleaf trees - Forest giants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13739/pukatea-buttresses-and-leaves (accessed 28 January 2023)

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