Definition of Cordyline australis

1. Noun. Elegant tree having either a single trunk or a branching trunk each with terminal clusters of long narrow leaves and large panicles of fragrant white, yellow or red flowers; New Zealand.

Exact synonyms: Cabbage Tree, Grass Tree
Group relationships: Cordyline, Genus Cordyline
Generic synonyms: Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cordyline Australis

Corchorus
Cordaitaceae
Cordaitales
Cordaites
Cordarone
Corday
Cordelia
Cordell Hull
Cordia
Cordia alliodora
Cordia gerascanthus
Cordoba
Cordova
Cordylidae
Cordyline
Cordyline australis
Cordyline terminalis
Cordylobia
Cordylobia anthropophaga
Cordylus
Corea
Coregonidae
Coregonus
Coregonus artedi
Coregonus clupeaformis
Coreidae
Coreopsis gigantea
Coreopsis maritima
Coreopsis tinctoria
Corey

Literary usage of Cordyline australis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"R. Taylor,' Te Ika a Maui,' P. 435 = "The ti (cordyline australis or Dracaena australis) is found in great abundance. Though so common, it has a very ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"cordyline australis and its allied forms are easily raised from seed, ... cordyline australis-C. Indivisa of the trade. late ; segments equal, ..."

3. Travels in New Zealand: With Contributions to the Geography, Geology, Botany by Ernst Dieffenbach (1843)
"The cordyline australis, or Dracaena australis, forms jungle on the alluvial banks of the rivers. The flax grows everywhere : a variety with yellow-striped ..."

4. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1868)
"... and cordyline australis ; a few have poisonous properties, eg Tutu ;* while others yield articles of food, or beverages, useful to man in his savage or ..."

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