1. (noun) kauri, Agathis australis - largest forest tree but found only in the northern North Island, it has a large trunk and small, oblong, leathery leaves, kauri resin, soot from burnt kauri gum used for tattooing.
2. (noun) moko soot, tattooing soot - burnt kauri gum used for tattooing.
1. (noun) clubmoss, Lycopodium deuterodensum - tall, erect, branching stems resemble young fir trees. Aerial stems up to 100 cm high, much branched in upper part. Dull green or orange-brown triangular, pointed leaves are spirally arranged. Plants often grow in extensive colonies. Common from Lake Taupō north on bush margins, in scrub or in regenerating kauri forest.
2. (noun) karapapa, Alseuosmia macrophylla - a shrub found in forest undergrowth from North Cape to the upper South Island that grows to about 2 m, with red-brown branches and dark green foliage. It has alternating glossy leaves with widely spaced teeth. The tubular flowers are 2.4-4 cm long and highly scented. They vary in colour from dark red to cream. Fruit is crimson.
See also karapapa
3. (noun) Alseuosmia banksii var. linariifolia - endemic bushy slender shrub up to 1 m tall of Northland forests from Kaitaia to about Kaiwaka. Often associated with kauri. Leaves vary, much longer than wide, green, margin smooth. Small creamy yellow flowers, tubular, dropping in September - December. Fruit fleshy, red.