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  • noun Plural form of podocarp.


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  • Successful breeding is limited only to those years when mass fruitings of podocarps occur.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • This worked fine in a New Zealand where there were lots of podocarps and lots of kakapos (and indeed fossils show that kakapos were formerly abundant), but environmental destruction caused by humans meant that kakapos were forced into suboptimal areas where life was even harder than before.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Two-thirds of the park are covered with southern beech and podocarps, some of which are over 800 years old.

    Te Wahipounamu (South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area), New Zealand

  • The uniform canopy is dominated by broadleaf species, mainly kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa) and tawa (Beilschmiedia tawa), with some emergent podocarps (e.g., rimu and matai).

    Northland temperate forests

  • At warmer lower altitudes, the rain forest is dominated by dense stands of tall podocarps.

    Te Wahipounamu (South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area), New Zealand

  • Scrublands featuring Leptospermum ericoides, L. scroparium, Phyllocladus aspleniifolius, Dracophyllum longifolium, Rhacomitrium lanuginosum introduced heather Calluna vulgaris, dwarf beech, podocarps and others, in a variety of associations, cover some 9,500 ha.

    Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

  • The podocarps and hardwoods are thought to have been reestablished at the end of the last ice age by birds, but southern beech Nothofagus spp. rely on freshwater stream dispersal, which would have been prevented by the rising Foveaux Strait.

    Rakiura Island temperate forests

  • The long isolation of the Chatham Islands is reflected in the absence of beeches (Nothofagus) and podocarps.

    Chatham Island temperate forests

  • This is possibly the southernmost rainforest in the world, with dense forests of podocarps and hardwoods.

    Rakiura Island temperate forests

  • The common podocarps are: rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum), thin-barked totara (Podocarpus hallii), miro (Prumnopitys ferruginea), and kohekoe (Dysoxylum spectabile).

    Northland temperate kauri forests


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