Kōrero: Shrublands

Leatherwood scrub, southern Ruahine Range

Leatherwood scrub, southern Ruahine Range

Two different daisy shrubs often grow side by side in alpine leatherwood scrub. This is Brachyglottis eleagnifolia (front left), about to flower. Behind it and to the right are the rounded crowns of Olearia colensoi (tūpari). Both plants have thick, leathery leaves, which are shiny green above and covered in thick hairs beneath – golden-brown for Brachyglottis eleagnifolia, white for tūpari.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10060389
Photograph by Catherine Tiffen

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - Mountain shrublands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14532/leatherwood-scrub-southern-ruahine-range (accessed 12 July 2020)

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