23 Jun 2017

Pohutukawa an Aussie?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:35 pm on 23 June 2017

The Aussies are saying the New Zealand Christmas Tree, Pōhutukawa, may have originated in Australia. The research was published in  the American Journal of Botany. And is based on two fossil species, found near St Helens in East Coast Tasmania, that are about 25 million years old. University of Adelaide researcher, and PhD student, Myall Tarran explains.

The Aussies are saying the New Zealand Christmas Tree, Pōhutukawa, may have originated in Australia.

The Aussies are saying the New Zealand Christmas Tree, Pōhutukawa, may have originated in Australia. Photo: 123RF

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