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celery pine

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(also celery-top pine)

Definition of celery pine in English:

noun

A slow-growing evergreen tree with shoots that resemble celery leaves, growing from Borneo to New Zealand.
  • Genus Phyllocladus, family Phyllocladaceae
Example sentences
  • In areas of high rainfall and infrequent fires, celery-top pine may dominate understorey rain-forest species.
  • Trees on the steep banks of the river include myrtle, sassafras, celery-top pines, laurels and giant tree ferns.
  • Among the more unusual plantings are pink pine and celery pine from higher on Mt Cargill and some local silver beech.

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