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Noun1.Halocarpus - dioecious trees or shrubs of New Zealand; similar in habit to Dacrydium
gymnosperm genus - a genus of gymnosperms
family Podocarpaceae, Podocarpaceae, podocarpus family - gymnosperms with simple persistent needlelike or scalelike leaves
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At approximately 750-550 years BP, the time of environmental impact during Maori settlement (McGlone and Wilmshurst 1999), post-glacial Phyllocladus and Halocarpus scrubland was burned to leave dominantly tall tussocks of the genus Chionochloa in the high country of Mackenzie Basin, South Island, New Zealand (Treskonova 1991; McGlone and Moar 1998; McGlone 2001).
Gymnosperm taxa represented by both leaves and pollen comprise at least eight conifers including Dacrycarpus, Dacrydium, Halocarpus, Microcachrys, Podocarpus and Phyllocladus (Jordan et al., 2011).
Measures of genetic diversity have been related to population size in another rare conifer, bog-pine (Halocarpus bidwillii [Kirk] Quinn), endemic to New Zealand (Billington 1991).