5 08, 2018

Flowers in the Forest

By |2019-02-26T19:58:24+00:00August 5th, 2018|Eco Tours.Conservation, Environment, flowers|0 Comments

Rewarewa (Knightia excelsa) is found through out the North Island and in the northeast tip of the South Island of New Zealand,mostly in lowland Forests. It forms a tree up to 30 metres tallwith a trunk up to 1 metre or more in diameter with a smooth bark. The alternate leaves are thick and stiff with coarse pointed teeth,10-15 cm long x 2.4-4 cm wide. The flowers are in dense clusters ,each with 4 red furry petals that coil  into tight spirals. The fruit is dry and somewhat woody and the seeds are not released until a year later. The flowers are isited by Tuis and bellbirds for their [...]

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