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Podocarpus acutifolius

Podocarpus acutifolius, commonly called needle-leaved tōtara, is a species of conifer in the Podocarpaceae family.[2] 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.[3]

Podocarpus acutifolius
Podocarpus acutifolius - UC Santa Cruz Arboretum - DSC07553.JPG
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P. acutifolius
Binomial name
Podocarpus acutifolius
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Farjon, A. (2013). "Podocarpus acutifolius". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T42485A2982491. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T42485A2982491.en. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Story: Conifers". Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  3. ^ Eggli, Urs; Newton, Leonard E. (2004). Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. p. 2. ISBN 978-3-540-00489-9. Retrieved 19 November 2018.