|Tussock in New Zealand|
Chionochloa is a genus of tussock grass in the Poaceae family, containing mainly species of grass endemic to New Zealand such as snow tussock (e.g. Chionochloa conspicua), red tussock and hunangamoho. C. frigida and C. pallida unlike the other species are found in Australia. Most of the 24 species in the genus grow in clumps, some up to 1.5 m tall.
Red tussock dominates the tall tussock grasslands on the North Islands volcanic mountains and can also be found in areas on the northern half of the South Island. Snow tussock, of which there are several species, can be found above the tree line together with other species.
- Orsman, H. W. (1999). The Dictionary of New Zealand English. Auckland: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-558347-7.
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