Found throughout lowland forest, kaikōmako (Pennantia corymbosa) is another tree that passes through a juvenile phase with small leaves and dense interlacing twigs. Adult leaves are coarsely toothed. Kaikōmako’s wood is hard and was used by Māori as fire-sticks.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
New Zealand Plant Conservation Network
Photograph by Jeremy Rolfe
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