In this section
- Allan Herbarium – Te Kohinga Tipu o Aotearoa
- New Zealand Arthropod Collection – Ko te Aitanga Pepeke o Aotearoa
- National Nematode Collection of New Zealand
- New Zealand Fungarium – Te Kohinga Hekaheka o Aotearoa
- International Collection of Microorganisms from Plants – Te Kohinga Hekaheka Ora o Aotearoa
- Te Kohinga Harakeke o Aotearoa – National New Zealand Flax Collection
- Tī Kōuka (cabbage tree) collection
We want to better understand how tī kōuka can maintain itself over a wide range of habitats in order to assist conservation of this taonga species. We also hope to relate the different growth characteristics to their traditional Māori uses.
Tī kōuka seeds collected from populations in 28 localities throughout New Zealand were sown in 1994 and seedlings planted out in spring 1995 at 3 sites: Lincoln, Invermay and Auckland. Twenty trees of each population, plus a single population each of tōī (C. indivisa) and ti ngahere (C. banksii) were planted.
The 600 trees at Lincoln, Invermay and Auckland are now an impressive sight, especially when in flower.