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Tōtara ghosts

Podocarpus totara

Description:

These trees are called "Totara ghosts", and they're not actual ghosts but the big naked dead trunks of the trees (although there are some very big ones, still in great condition, and there is a close-by totara forest thriving thanks to conservation measures) give to some people the impression, that they just came across to the lifeless remnants of the long gone ancient forests covering those slopes. Spotted in Banks peninsula, Summit road.

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6 Comments

Thank you dear @Maria dB :)

Thank you dear @Jolly Ibañez :)

Yes dear @Leuba, podocarps like totara trees, are a genus of conifers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podocarpus

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Interesting series and beautiful photos

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Nice one Despina

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

is it a Conifer? thanks for the information

Okains Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand

Spotted on May 22, 2011
Submitted on Nov 22, 2012

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