Kōrero: Dune lands

Pīngao (1 o 2)


Pīngao (Desmoschoenus spiralis) is an endemic sand-binding plant. The shape of dunes is influenced by the vegetation growing on them. Dunes with pīngao tend to have a low, regular profile, while dunes planted with introduced marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) are higher and have an irregular shape.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10053671
Photograph by Ross Henderson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Dune lands - Dune lands today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14055/pingao (accessed 5 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007