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a stand of rimu trees in New Zealand
March 2, 2014

Native Stand

In the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area, stands of rimu trees, a type of conifer found only in New Zealand, are a signature of Gondwana, the supercontinent that fragmented into the landmasses of today’s Southern Hemisphere.

See more pictures from the March 2014 feature story “Where Greenstone Grows.”

Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic

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