The leaves of toatoa (Phyllocladus toatoa) are actually modified stems, termed phylloclades. Photo: Bill Clarkson.
The New Zealand Botanic Region has three species of native celery pine which are in their own family, Phyllocladaceae. There are two additional species in the genus Phyllocladus and they are found in Tasmania (Phyllocladus aspeliifolius, celery-top-pine) and Malesia (Phyllocladus hypophyllus, Malesian celery pine).
The three New Zealand species are:
For more information about celery pines see:
This page last updated on 1 Jan 2014