A genus of the Monocotyledoneae native to Australasia. C.australis, or the cabbage tree, is a common ornamental in the milder parts of the British Isles. It does not belong to a tree species but approximates to tree form and may easily attain tree size.

This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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