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Laurelia novae-zelandiae Pukatea

May 31st 2005

Laurelia novae-zelandiae          Pukatea

A tall tree of swamps and damp places. The seed of this species is dispersed by the wind and can be difficult to collect once a suitable tree is sourced. The tree can be tall and beyond climbing or reaching with a ladder. I have gathered some seed at the base of the tree. The seed is classed as recalcitrant; so keep moist when sown.

If you wish to learn more about native plants I suggest one of these natural history books from fishpond

Life-size Guide to New Zealand Native Ferns: Featuring the Caterpillars Which Feed on ThemA Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New ZealandGardener's Encyclopaedia of NZ Native PlantsTrees and Shrubs of New ZealandThe Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Native Trees



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