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Cyathea medularis Mamaku, black ponga

Tallest of the tree ferns

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Cyathea smithii Soft tree fern

Found throughout NZ in moist soils. Distinguishes itself from other tree fern species because of its 'skirt' of dead fronds that hang from the top of the plant.

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Dacrycarpus dacrydioides Kahikatea, white pine.

Found both North and South Island in damp swampy areas.

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Ptisana salicina Marratia salicinia, King fern, para

Stunning fern with tropical appearance now rare in the wild due to decimation by wild pigs and goats.