Leichhardt's pine

Leich·​hardt's pine
variants: or less commonly Leichhardt's tree \ ˈlīˌkä|rts-​ , ˈlīkˌhä| \

Definition of Leichhardt's pine

: 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

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History and Etymology for Leichhardt's pine

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 18 Oct. 2021.

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