Further to my earlier post, here is a photo of an adult lancewood. This one is of a species so rare that rather than chop it down to make room for the environmental education centre (at which we can learn about trees like the lancewood) the decision was made to build around it.
I found this and many other lancewoods of different sizes shapes and ages, in the bush around the Arataki Visitor Centre in the Waitakere Ranges.
Yes, I went out beyond Google, into the real world!
Here's a reminder of how different this quirky plant is when it's a juvenile:
Poster child Horoeka, Plant ID walk, Arataki Visitor Centre, Waitakere,
25 January 2009