Nikau Palm Single Sided Wooden Puzzle
The Nikau Palm is the only palm species endemic to New Zealand. Its natural range is coastal and lowland forest. The Nikau grows up to 15mtrs tall, with a stout, green trunk which bears grey-green leaf scars. The trunk is topped by a smooth, bulging crown shaft. The fronds are up to 3 m long, and the closely set. The tightly packed flowers are unisexual and coloured lilac to pink. The fruit is oblong and is red when ripe. The Nikau produces flowers between November and April, and fruits ripen from February to November, taking almost a year to fully ripen. These are a preferred food of the Kereru.