One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slow-growing evergreen tree with shoots that resemble celery leaves, growing from Borneo to New Zealand.
Genus Phyllocladus, family Phyllocladaceae
- ‘The genus to which the celery pine belongs only embraces three timber trees, one each in Borneo, Tasmania, and New Zealand.’
- ‘Among the more unusual plantings are pink pine and celery pine from higher on Mt Cargill and some local silver beech.’
- ‘In areas of high rainfall and infrequent fires, celery-top pine may dominate understorey rain-forest species.’
- ‘Apart from an occasional tree on the outskirts of Wellington city silver beech and celery pine only grow in the mountains.’
- ‘Trees on the steep banks of the river include myrtle, sassafras, celery-top pines, laurels and giant tree ferns.’
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