Common in valley floor and lower slope shrublands on rocky ground
Aristotelia serrata, native to area
columnar tree left of centre; planted in 1990 as part of Sesquicentennial year restoration project; 7 m tall; with similar height cabbage tree; manuka (dead, left foreground) and Griselinia littoralis (immediately to right - has had some dieback, possibly as result of earthquake damage to roots and drainage)
common alongside the track in podocard/tawa forest loop track. Mostly juv plants
The delightful Bull Creek on the East Otago Coast is a small but very diverse patch of coastal forest featuring large southern rata. The makomako (wineberry) was in full and splendid flower throughout the forest especially near the stream.
The Oxalidales is an order of flowering plants, included within the rosid subgroup of eudicots. Compound leaves are common in Oxalidales and the majority of the species in this order have five or six sepals and petals. The following families are typically placed here: