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Needle leaved totara

(Podocarpus acutifolius)

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Description

Podocarpus acutifolius, commonly called needle-leaved tōtara, is a species of conifer in the Podocarpaceae family. It is found only in New Zealand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. The specific epithet, acutifolius, meaning "thorny leaves", is derived from Latin acutus (pointed, acute), and -folius (-leaved), and refers to the characteristic shape of the leaves.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Pinopsida
Order:Pinales
Family:Podocarpaceae
Genus:Podocarpus
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