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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara

The Totara (Podocarpus totara) is a species of tree native to New Zealand. It grows throughout the North Island and the South Island.

The totara is a largish tree which grows to around twenty-five metres. The wood is hard and straight grained and very resistant to rot. Totara wood was often used for fence posts and floor pilings, thanks to its durability.