Kōrero: Tall broadleaf trees

Leaves of conifers and flowering trees

Leaves of conifers and flowering trees

Most flowering trees have flat leaves with an elliptical or oblong shape. They are known as broadleaf trees – in contrast with conifers, which typically have narrow needle-like leaves or tiny scale-like leaves pressed close to their branchlets.

The three branchlets on the left are conifers – they have scale-like or needle leaves. The other twigs (centre and right) are from broadleaf trees.

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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Tall broadleaf trees - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13700/leaves-of-conifers-and-flowering-trees (accessed 16 June 2021)

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