Story: Conifers

Young mataī

Young mataī

Juvenile mataī are shrubs with long, drooping branches that tend to interlace. Their bronze-coloured leaves are sparsely distributed along the branches. This shrub stage of their growth can continue for many years in the forest understorey.

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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