Keywords:chatham islands, south east island, rangatira, south east, ngaio, bark, island
Dimensions3477 x 5215
Original file size21 MB
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date modified8-Aug-11 19:38
Camera modelNikon COOLSCAN V ED
Moss on ngaio bark
Ngaio is a fast growing evergreen shrub or small tree, growing very well in coastal areas of New Zealand lowland forest. The bark has a brownish furrowed look while the leaves contain small oil glands which appear as small yellow or white speckles, making the leaf quite distinguishable from those of other shrubs. Māori would rub the leaves over their skin to repel mosquitoes and sandflies.