Story: Conifers

Mataī (1st of 5)


Mataī (Prumnopitys taxofolia, a tall tree of fertile lowland soils, grows throughout New Zealand. It usually forms part of an emergent, scattered layer of conifer trees above a broadleaf canopy.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Mataī and miro: the plum pines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007