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Prumnopitys ferruginea (Miro; Brown pine)

Synonyms: Nageia ferruginea; Podocarpus ferrugineus; Stachycarpus ferrugineus
Language: Maori

Wikipedia Abstract

Prumnopitys ferruginea, commonly called miro, is an evergreen coniferous tree which is endemic to New Zealand. Before the genus Prumnopitys was distinguished, it was treated in the related genus Podocarpus as Podocarpus ferrugineus.It grows up to 25 m high, with a trunk up to 1.3 m diameter. The leaves are linear to sickle-shaped, 15–25 mm long and 2–3 mm broad, with downcurved margins.
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Height [1]  82 feet (25 m)
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Dioecious
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Pollinators [1]  Wind
Specific Gravity [2]  0.51
Structure [1]  Tree
Usage [1]  The plant is very tolerant of trimming and can be grown as a hedge; Wood - hard, tough. Used for furniture, construction etc;
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Agathinus tridens[3]
Apteryx australis (Southern Tokoeka)[4]
Callaeas cinereus (Kokako)[4]
Calliprason pallidus[3]
Calliprason sinclairi[3]
Coelostomidia pilosa[3]
Cryptaspasma querula[3]
Declana floccosa (Forest Semilooper)[3]
Eriochiton dugdalei[5]
Eriococcus dennoi (Denno eriococcin)[3]
Eulepidosaphes pyriformis (pukatea pear-shaped scale)[6]
Gallirallus australis (Weka)[4]
Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae (New Zealand Pigeon)[4]
Hierodoris iophanes[3]
Hiiracalles dolosus[3]
Nestor meridionalis (New Zealand Kaka)[7]
Pachycotes peregrinus[3]
Paracoccus miro[5]
Paracoccus redactus[5]
Platypus apicalis[3]
Plumichiton flavus[5]
Poropeza dacrydii[5]
Prionophus reticularis <Unverified Name>[3]
Prumnopitys large <Unverified Name>[3]
Prumnopitys small <Unverified Name>[3]
Prumnopitys young <Unverified Name>[3]
Pseudocoremia fenerata[3]
Pseudocoremia productata[3]
Pseudocoremia suavis (Common Forest Looper)[3]
Rhinorhynchus rufulus <Unverified Name>[3]
Rupicapra rupicapra (chamois)[8]
Tenuipalpus arboreus <Unverified Name>[3]
Torostoma apicale[3]
Tuckerella flabellifera[3]
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird)[4]


Shelter for 
Mystacina tuberculata (New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat)[9]


New Zealand: North Island, South Island, Stewart Island TDWG: 51 NZN NZS; New Zealand: North Island, South Island, Stewart Island. TDWG: 51 NZN NZS;



Attributes / relations provided by 1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 2Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository. 3New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database 4THE IMPORTANCE OF BIRDS AS BROWSERS, POLLINATORS AND SEED DISPERSERS IN NEW ZEALAND FORESTS, M.N. Clout and J. R. Hay, NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, VOL 12, (SUPPLEMENT) 1989, pp. 27-33 5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 6Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 7O'Donnell, Colin F J and Dilks, Peter J, Foods and Foraging of Forest Birds in Temperate Rainforest, South. Westland, New Zealand, NZ J Ecology 18(2) (1994) pp. 87-107 8Distribution and diet of chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) in Westland forests, South Island, New Zealand, Ivor J. Yockney and Graham J. Hickling, New Zealand Journal of Ecology (2000) 24(1): 31-38 9Mystacina tuberculata, Gerald G. Carter and Daniel K. Riskin, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 790, pp. 1-8 (2006)
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