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Dracophyllum
Family Ericaceae
Name Dracophyllum
Common Name Grass tree
Etymology
Dracophyllum From Greek drakon meaning dragon, and Greek phyllon meaning leaves.

Pictures:
Grass Tree
Naenae
Dracophyllum matthewsii
Dracophyllum traversii
  See also:  NZ Natives, Trees & shrubs

Dracophyllum is a genus of some 40 species found in New Zealand, Australia and New Caledonia. The branches have the appearance of a tuft of grass on top of long slender stems.

 Grass Tree

Name Dracophyllum longifolium
Common Names Grass tree, Inanga, Inaka
Etymology
longifolium From Latin longus meaning long, and Latin folium meaning leaves.

This shrub grows in the lower alpine zone. It can be a bit variable, depending on locality and the climatic conditions.


Flowers

 Naenae

Name Dracophyllum latifolium
Common Names Naenae, Spiderwood
Etymology
latifolium From Latin latus meaning wide, and Latin folium meaning leaves.

This shrub / small tree grows in montane forest in the North Island.



Juvenile

Juvenile

 Dracophyllum matthewsii

Name Dracophyllum matthewsii



Tree

Tree

 Dracophyllum traversii

Name Dracophyllum traversii



Tree

Tree

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