Laurelia novae zelandiae   puketea

Life Form:

Flowers Seeds Dispersal:
The flowers are tiny and are succeeded by pear shaped capsules which contain numerous seeds attached to fine filaments which aid the dispersal by wind. Often, only a few seeds are viable

Pukatea is a common tree of lowland forests which grows well in poorly drained soil but is equally at home on hillsides. Pukatea is commonly found growing with kahikatea and tawa and tolerates shade but is affected by moderate frosts