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Dacrycarpus dacrydioides Kahikatea White Pine

April 19th 2004

Dacrycarpus dacrydioides syn. Podocarpus dacrydioides Kahikatea White Pine

Tall tree reaching 40 m. Leaves: juvenile 4-6 mm; adults 2-3 mm.
Trunks often buttressed
In swampy spots throughout NZ

The seed has a high water content (43%) and is sensitive to dessication and as such the seed is classed as recalcitrant. The receptacle (fleshy berry)should be left on the seed as this receptacle with its high water content, will buffer the seed against the effects of water stress and confers advantageous properties to the survival of the seed.

If you wish to learn more about native plants I suggest one of these natural history books from fishpond

Life-size Guide to New Zealand Native Ferns: Featuring the Caterpillars Which Feed on ThemA Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New ZealandGardener's Encyclopaedia of NZ Native PlantsTrees and Shrubs of New ZealandThe Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Native Trees



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