AB Lime, Motu Ngahere
- Central Southland
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- Brad Gibson - Ecological Field Officer
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Motu Ngahere is one the few remnant forests remaining in Central Southland. It would have once been part of a large continuous forest that also encompassed the Forest Hill Reserve. A high ecological value area survey of Motu Ngahere was completed in 2014 and describes the block as ‘large, mature podocarp and rata assemblages which are supported by a diverse understory of hardwoods and ferns’. Over 100 native species have been recorded including some rare and threatened plants such as white mistletoe (Tupeia antartica). The limestone substrate and associated limestone outcrops create interesting features and provide habitats for some of the more unusual plants on the site.
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