Kōrero: Conifers

Mataī seed (5 o 5)

Mataī seed

Seed is produced on female trees. The seed of mataī is unlike that of most other conifers, for it is enclosed in a fleshy covering and resembles a small plum when ripe.

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University of Auckland
Photograph by John Braggins

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Mataī and miro: the plum pines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12673/matai-seed (accessed 3 December 2021)

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