Leichhardt's pine


Leich·​hardt's pine
variants or less commonly Leichhardt's tree
: a low-growing Australian and East Indian tree (Sarcocephalus cordatus) of the family Rubiaceae that has light gray-brown wood with a spongy grain and globular heads of bright yellow flowers

Word History


probably after F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt †1848 German explorer in Australia

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“Leichhardt's pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leichhardt%27s%20pine. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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