He momo tipu ka noho ki te rākau, ki te kōhatu rānei. E rua ngā momo rauropi ka noho kotahi hei pukoko, arā, ko te hekaheka me te kapoke. Ko tā te hekaheka, he pupuri i te wai, ko tā te kapoke, he whakaputa kai mā te tukanga ahotakakame. Ina noho te pukoko ki runga toka, he mahi tāna ki te ngawhere i taua toka i te takanga o te wā roa - he tukanga māori tēnei e huri ai te toka hei one.
A type of plant which is found on trees and rocks. Lichen is made up of two types of organisms living as one, namely fungi and algae. The fungi acts to hold water and the algae produces food through the process of photosynthesis. When lichen lives on a rock it acts to break down the rock over a long period of time - a natural process where a rock is broken down to become soil.
Hei tauira o ētahi momo pukoko:
Rangahautia ētahi momo pukoko o Aotearoa.
Tirohia te pou taiapa - he pukoko tērā e tupu mai ana.
Whakamahia ai ētahi momo pukoko hei whakaputa waitae.