Ngatuhoa Plantlife

Arboretum

There is a representative selection of labelled native trees in the area immediately surrounding the lodge. Look out for these as you explore.

Kanono

Kanono

Kidney fern

Kidney fern

Mamaku Tree fern

Mamaku Tree fern

Mangemange

Mangemange

Podocarps

All of New Zealand's podocarp species are found growing here. Rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) is fairly dominant, and a large area west and south of the Te Rere I Oturu falls has been designated an ecological area because of the rich concentration of rimu in this region. The only true totara are a few young trees planted recently, though Hall's totara (Podocarpus cunninghamii) is scattered throughout. Miro (Prumnopitys ferruginea) and matai (Prumnopitys taxifolia) are also found here, as well as some quite large kahikatea trees (Dacrycarpus dacrydiodes) in the valleys. Phyllocladus varieties, also belonging to the podocarp family, are fairly plentiful, especially tanekaha on the ridges.

Miro

Miro

Patete Fruit

Patete Fruit

Perching Lillies

Perching Lillies

Piupiu (Crown Fern)

Piupiu (Crown Fern)

Beech trees and hardwoods

Most hardwoods common to lowland forests thrive in the park, including tawa, rewarewa, kamahi, kapuka, hinau and others. Native beeches (nothofagus spp.) are rare, but some are being planted around the lodge, including red, silver and mountain beech.

Redwoods

Redwoods

Rimu Bark

Rimu Bark

Spider Orchid

Spider Orchid

Tataarmoa

Tataarmoa

Ferns

Most of the tree ferns are plentiful, and there is a wide representation of smaller fern species. While some such as the Prince of Wales feather fern (todea superba) grow best in the sheltered valleys, others such as the Leptopteriss hymenophylkloides are found everywhere. Flowering plants The large white clematis vine and some varieties of tree daisies (Olearias) adorn areas of the forest with their attractive flowers in late September - October.

Toropapa Berry

Toropapa Berry

Toropapa

Toropapa

Turutu

Turutu

Waewaekotuku

Waewaekotuku

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