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Halocarpus biformis

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Halocarpus biformis

Halocarpus biformis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Halocarpus
Species: H. biformis
Binomial name
Halocarpus biformis
(Hook.) C.J.Quinn

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

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 on the South Island and Stewart Island. The species was formerly known as Dacrydium biforme.


  • Pink pine, yellow pine, Halocarpus biforme, New Zealand Plants, The University of Auckland

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