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Common name Genus name Species name Family name

Characteristics

kauri Agathis australis* Araucariaceae

Dry, winged seeds

         
pahautea, kaikawaka, mt cedar Libocedrus bidwillii Cupressaceae (cypress family)

Dry, winged seeds

kawaka Libocedrus plumosa

 

 
         
mountain toatoa Phyllocladus alpinus Phyllocladaceae

Leaf-like stems (phylloclades)

toatoa Phyllocladus toatoa    
tānekaha, celery pine Phyllocladus trichomanoides    
         
miro, brown pine Prumnopitys ferruginea* Podocarpaceae (podocarp family)

(1) Linear leaves and flesh around the seed

mataī, black pine Prumnopitys taxifolia*    
Westland tōtara Podocarpus acutifolius  

(2) Linear leaves and flesh below the seed

Hall's tōtara Podocarpus hallii    
tōtara Podocarpus totara    
rimu, red pine Dacrydium cupressinum*   (3) Awl-like leaves and flesh below the seed
kahikatea, white pine Dacrycarpus dacrydioides*    
bog pine Halocarpus bidwillii    
pink pine Halocarpus biformis    
monoao Halocarpus kirkii    
yellow-silver pine Lepidothamnus
ntermedius    
pygmy pine Lepidothamnus  axifolius    
silver pine Manoao  colensoi    

* an asterisk indicates trees valuable for their timber.

To help identify conifers choose either of these keys:

Pictorial key to New Zealand conifers
Dichotomous key to New Zealand Conifers