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Prumnopitys taxifolia (Matai; Black pine)

Synonyms: Dacrydium mai; Dacrydium taxifolium; Nageia spicata; Podocarpus spicatus; Stachycarpus spicatus
Language: Chi; Maori; Rus

Wikipedia Abstract

Prumnopitys taxifolia (Mataī or Black pine) is an endemic New Zealand coniferous tree that grows on the North Island and South Island. It also occurs on Stewart Island/Rakiura (47 °S) but is uncommon there.It grows up to 40 m high, with a trunk up to 2 m diameter. The leaves are linear to sickle-shaped, 10–15 mm long and 1.5–2 mm broad.
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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
Janka Hardness [2]  760 lbf (345 kgf) Soft
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Pollinators [1]  Wind
Structure [1]  Tree
Usage [1]  The plant is very tolerant of trimming and can be grown as a hedge; Wood. Used for furniture, construction, bridges etc;
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Amasa truncata <Unverified Name>[3]
Ambeodontus tristis (Two-toothed longicorn beetle)[3]
Aphenochiton matai[3]
Callaeas cinereus (Kokako)[4]
Calliprason pallidus[3]
Coelostomidia deboerae[3]
Coelostomidia jenniferae[5]
Coelostomidia pilosa[3]
Declana floccosa (Forest Semilooper)[3]
Eriococcus matai[3]
Eulepidosaphes pyriformis (pukatea pear-shaped scale)[3]
Euophryum confine <Unverified Name>[3]
Euophryum rufum <Unverified Name>[3]
Gallirallus australis (Weka)[4]
Hemiberlesia rapax (greedy scale)[3]
Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae (New Zealand Pigeon)[4]
Hierodoris atychioides <Unverified Name>[3]
Hylotrupes bajulus (old-house borer)[3]
Lasiorhynchus barbicornis[3]
Leucaspis podocarpi[3]
Lomatothrips paryphis[3]
Mitrastethus baridioides[3]
Nestor meridionalis septentrionalis (North Island kaka)[6]
Pachycotes peregrinus[3]
Paracoccus miro[5]
Paracoccus redactus[3]
Platypus apicalis[3]
Plumichiton flavus[3]
Prionophus reticularis <Unverified Name>[3]
Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae (Tui)[4]
Prumnopitys large <Unverified Name>[3]
Prumnopitys small <Unverified Name>[3]
Pseudocoremia suavis (Common Forest Looper)[3]
Pyrgotis zygiana <Unverified Name>[3]
Somatidia antarctica[3]
Stolotermes ruficeps[3]
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)[7]
Torostoma apicale[3]
Tuckerella flabellifera[3]
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird)[4]
Turdus philomelos (Song Thrush)[4]
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye)[7]


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



Attributes / relations provided by 1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 2Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts 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 6THE DIET OF THE NORTH ISLAND KAKA (NESTOR MERIDIONALIS SEPTENTRIONALIS) ON KAPITI ISLAND, Ron J. Moorhouse, New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1997) 21(2): 141-152 7FLESHY FRUITS OF INDIGENOUS AND ADVENTIVE PLANTS IN THE DIET OF BIRDS IN FOREST REMNANTS, NELSON, NEW ZEALAND, PETER A. WILLIAMS and BRIAN J. KARL, New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1996) 20(2): 127-145
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