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Manoao Genus (Manoao)

1 Species

Manoao is a genus of conifers belonging to the Podocarp family, Podocarpaceae. The genus contains a single species, M. colensoi, which is endemic to New Zealand, where it is known by its Māori name, Manoao, or as silver pine, Westland pine, or white silver pine. Before 1996 it was classified in genus Dacrydium or Lagarostrobos, but has recently been recognized as a distinct genus; some botanists still treat it in Lagarostrobos on the basis that it is not phylogenetically distinct from that genus.

Manoao is a slow-growing evergreen tree which grows to 15 meters in height, in shady, wet areas of New Zealand. It is the source of fine, straight and durable timber.