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Halocarpus biformis, known commonly as yellow pine or pink pine, is a coniferous tree endemic to New Zealand. The tree can attain heights of 10m, but in open areas is usually a low spreading bush. It is found at higher elevations in the volcanic plateau of the North Island and at lower elevations of the South Island and Stewart Island. It yields a tight grained sweet smelling and extremely durable wood[2] The species was formerly known as Dacrydium biforme.

Halocarpus biformis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Halocarpus
H. biformis
Binomial name
Halocarpus biformis

Dacrydium biforme (Hook.) Pilger
Dacrydium colensoi Kirk Podocarpus biformis Hook.


  1. ^ Farjon, A. (2013). "Halocarpus biformis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T42479A2981977. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T42479A2981977.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Halocarpus biformis". The Gymnosperm Database. Retrieved 19 July 2017.