Tawa trees dominate our native bush reserves and in late 2020 and early 2021, the fruit production has been prolific – far more than in recent years.
The oval purple/black fruit are obvious on the ground.
Tawa seed are difficult to germinate and especially progress further to seedlings and then young trees. They are very susceptible to any exposure to wind, frost and intense sunlight
How many tawa fruit can you count in leaf litter? This was an area of less than one square metre.