Story: Conifers

Male cone (3rd of 4)

Male cone

Tōtara has separate male and female trees. Male cones are like catkins, about 2 centimetres long. They release pollen in early summer.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Tōtara group', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007