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Tōtara seeds and foliage (4th of 4)

Tōtara seeds and foliage

Tōtara seeds are carried at the ends of little stalks that become succulent and red in autumn. Birds swallow the seeds and later void them intact. The leaves of tōtara are narrow with sharp tips, resembling the leaves of the European yew.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Tōtara group', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007