Manoaos

Manoaos

About Manoaos

Manoao is a genus of conifers belonging to the Podocarp family, Podocarpaceae. The genus contains a single species, M. colensoi, which is endemic to New Zealand, where it is known by its Maori name, Manoao, or as silver pine, Westland pine, or white silver pine. Before 1996 it was classified in genus Dacrydium or Lagarostrobos, but has recently been recognized as a distinct genus; some botanists still treat it in Lagarostrobos on the basis that it is not phylogenetically distinct from that genus.