He whakarōpūtanga rākau e mātua tupu ana ki te tuakoi tonga o te ao. Tekau mā whitu ngā momo o tēnei rōpū rākau e tupu ana i Aotearoa, pērā i te kahikatea, te rimu, te miro me te tōtara. I nehe noa atu (190 miriona tau ki muri) te orokohanga o tēnei momo rākau, he rākau koroī, he iti ngā rau.
A classification of trees found predominantly in the southern hemisphere. There are seventeen species of podocarp in New Zealand, such as the kahikatea, the rimu, the miro and the tōtara. This group of trees is very ancient, appearing approximately 190 million years ago. They are all conifers and have small leaves.