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Karaka (Cornycarpus laevigatus)

Ranging from Banks peninsula in the South Island to the far north, including the Three Kings Islands and the Kermadecs, however botanists believe that it would have been spread to the South Island by early Maori and then birds.

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Karaka (Cornycarpus laevigatus)

Ranging from Banks peninsula in the South Island to the far north, including the Three Kings Islands and the Kermadecs, however botanists believe that it would have been spread to the South Island by early Maori and then birds. It has a large fruity scented berry that is a food source for many native birds, and the seed within was used by an edible nut after the bitterness is boiled out of it. May grow as high as 15 metres with a trunk of up to 1 metre diameter.

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Karaka

Karaka

Karaka (Cornycarpus laevigatus)

Ranging from Banks peninsula in the South Island to the far north, including the Three Kings Islands and the Kermadecs, however botanists believe that it would have been spread to the South Island by early Maori and then birds.