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Re: Australian pine

Neil from the "Land Down Under" wrote:
>We in Australia where it is common have never heard that term so why call
>it that? Is it not just a local name for the places that we have donated our
>native plants too? Why not a CASUIARINA as we call it.

Well, when people with sunburned necks are faced with pronouncing something like 
"casuiarina", they often decide to call it "pine" instead. And there already is 
an "Austrian Pine", so the only thing left was "Australian". Isn't etymology 

And, besides, wouldn't you tend to call it "rina"?  You know, like "roo"?

:-), y'all.