Tītoki’s shiny black seeds, partially embedded in a fleshy scarlet covering, are exposed when its furry fruit capsules open. The ripe fruits are attractive to birds, which spread the seeds. Tītoki fruits take about a year to develop, and ripen in early summer.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
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.