Kōrero: Grasslands

Narrow-leaved snow tussock (3 o 4)

Narrow-leaved snow tussock

Growing here in Takahē Valley, Fiordland, the western subspecies of narrow-leaved snow tussock (Chionochloa rigida amara) is found in the Southern Alps south of around 43°S. There are also two recognised subspecies. Fiordland has the highest tussock biodiversity in New Zealand – one area has 10 species of Chionochloa.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10054861
Photograph by Peter Morrison

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alan F. Mark, 'Grasslands - Types of tussock', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13353/narrow-leaved-snow-tussock (accessed 22 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Alan F. Mark, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007