Tanekaha (Celery Pine)
Family; Phyllocladus      Genus:  trichomanoides

Photo: A mature Tanekaha in native bush

Photo: Adult foliage differs from the juvenile leaves.

Photo: Male cones

Photo: Female cones of the Tanekaha (magnified)


The timber is used for boat building, bridge building and even fishing rods because it is very flexible and almost free of knots. Tanlisation is needed as it rots fast. 

Photo: The bark of a younger tree



  Wairere Boulders (Nature Park, Horeke, Hokainga Harbour, Northland, 
New Zealand, NZ)