Podocarpus cunninghamii

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Podocarpus cunninghamii
Podocarpus cunninghamii 12.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Podocarpus
Species: P. cunninghamii
Binomial name
Podocarpus cunninghamii

Podocarpus hallii

Podocarpus cunninghamii is a species of conifer in the Podocarpaceae family, commonly known as Hall's tōtara, mountain tōtara or thin-barked tōtara. Previously known as Podocarpus hallii,[1] it can also be found around mountains growing around the base within a forest region.

It is found only in New Zealand.

P. cunninghamii is distinguished from the more widely known lowland tōtara by its thinner bark,[2] longer juvenile leaves and distribution at higher altitudes.[3][4]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Hall’s tōtara". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Podocarpus cunningham (Hall's totara)". Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "TOTARA". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
Hall's totara foliage
Hall's totara bark is thin and flaky compared to that of P. totara