celery pine

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celery pine

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(Plants) a New Zealand gymnosperm tree, Phyllocladus trichomanoides, with celerylike shoots and useful wood: family Phyllocladaceae
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Noun1.celery pine - Australasian evergreen conifer having a graceful head of foliage resembling celery that is composed of phyllodes borne in the axils of scalelike leaves
celery top pine, celery-topped pine, Phyllocladus asplenifolius - medium tall celery pine of Tasmania
Phyllocladus trichomanoides, tanekaha - medium tall celery pine of New Zealand
Alpine celery pine, Phyllocladus alpinus - small shrubby celery pine of New Zealand
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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Of these woods the most highly prized were the King Billy, huon, and, to a lesser extent, celery-top pines.
These include the sassafras, myrtle, blackwood, celery-top pine, King Billy pine, musk, and huon pine.
The Mount William National Park in the north-east corner of the island was set up to preserve the strange and beautiful vegetation in which myrtle mixes with tea trees, celery-top pines, mountain peppers and many other Antipodean species, among which wander wallabies, quolls (marsupial cats) and wombats, while raptors soar overhead.