from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In New Zealand, a name applied to several species of Dracophyllum, especially to D. Traversii, a tree belonging to the Epavridaceæ, having long grassy leaves terminating in a slender point, and slender terminal panicles of small sessile flowers crowded closely together. The wood is white, marked with satin-like specks, and adapted for cabinet-work.


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  • Many species reach their southern limit here including mangeao (Litsea calicaris) and neinei (Dracophyllum laxifolium).

    Northland temperate forests 2008


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