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Podocarpus totara (Totara; Mahogany pine)

Synonyms: Nageia totara; Podocarpus totara subsp. waihoensis; Podocarpus totara var. waihoensis
Language: Mao; Maori

Wikipedia Abstract

Podocarpus totara (tōtara) is a species of podocarp tree endemic to New Zealand. It grows throughout the North Island and northeastern South Island in lowland, montane and lower subalpine forest at elevations of up to 600 m. Tōtara is commonly found in lowland areas where the soil is fertile and well drained.
View Wikipedia Record: Podocarpus totara


Height [1]  98 feet (30 m)
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Dioecious
Hazards [1]  Superficially similar to Taxus species, but this plant is definitely not poisonous;
Janka Hardness [2]  520 lbf (236 kgf) Very Soft
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Pollinators [1]  Wind
Specific Gravity [3]  0.45
Structure [1]  Tree
Usage [1]  Wood - straight grained, reddish, very durable lasting a long time in water, but it can be brittle. Used for construction work and cabinet making;
View Plants For A Future Record : Podocarpus totara


Agathinus tridens[4]
Ambeodontus tristis (Two-toothed longicorn beetle)[4]
Aphenochiton pubens[5]
Asaphococcus amissus[4]
Astetholea lepturoides[4]
Aulacorthum solani solani[4]
Calliprason pallidus[4]
Coelostomidia deboerae[5]
Coelostomidia pilosa[5]
Coelostomidia zealandica[5]
Coptomma sulcatum[4]
Crystallotesta ornata[5]
Ctenopseustis obliquana[4]
Eriophyes totarae <Unverified Name>[4]
Eulepidosaphes pyriformis (pukatea pear-shaped scale)[5]
Hadrobregmus magnus <Unverified Name>[4]
Hexatricha pulverulenta[4]
Kalotermes brouni[4]
Leucaspis podocarpi[5]
Lomatothrips paryphis[4]
Madarococcus totarae (totara rhizococccus)[5]
Mitophyllus parrianus[4]
Mitrastethus baridioides[4]
Pachyurinus sticticus[4]
Paracoccus longicauda[5]
Paracoccus miro[5]
Paracoccus podocarpi[5]
Peristoreus flavitarsis <Unverified Name>[4]
Phenacoleachia zealandica[4]
Platycoelostoma compressa[5]
Poropeza dacrydii[5]
Prionophus reticularis <Unverified Name>[4]
Pseudocoremia fenerata[4]
Pseudocoremia suavis (Common Forest Looper)[4]
Pyrgotis chrysomela <Unverified Name>[4]
Pyrgotis plagiatana[4]
Rhicnobelus metallicus[4]
Rhicnobelus rubicundus <Unverified Name>[4]
Rhinorhynchus phyllocladi <Unverified Name>[4]
Rhinorhynchus rufulus <Unverified Name>[4]
Romna scotti[4]
Strongylopterus hylobioides <Unverified Name>[4]
Tenuipalpus arboreus <Unverified Name>[4]
Torostoma apicale[4]
Tuckerella flabellifera[4]
Tuicotis lipurus <Unverified Name>[4]
Umbonichiton adelus[5]
Umbonichiton bullatus[5]
Umbonichiton pellaspis[5]


Parasitized by 
Orthodera novaezealandiae (praying mantis)[6]


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



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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
3Chave 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.
4New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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