Podocarpus latifolius (Thunb.) R.Br. ex Mirb.

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Podocarpus latifolius

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Bunga Forest, Vumba

Podocarpus latifolius

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National Botanic Garden, Harare

Podocarpus latifolius

Photo: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave area, Chimanimani N.P.

Podocarpus latifolius

Photo: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave area, Chimanimani N.P.

Podocarpus latifolius

Photo: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave area, Chimanimani N.P.

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Synonyms: Podocarpus milanjianus Rendle
Podocarpus thunbergii Hook.
Common names: Broad-leaved yellow-wood (English) Real yellow-wood (English)
Description: Medium to large evergreen tree. Leaves subsessile, spirally arranged or clustered at the ends of branches, narrowly elliptic, thick and leathery, tapering to a sharp point; margins entire, rolled under. Male cones axillary, pinkish, up to 5 cm long. Female cones blue-grey produced on a conical, fleshy, purple berry-like receptacle.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: latifolius: broad-leaved
Flowering time:(Cones) Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Sudan southwards on the eastern side of Africa reaching Angola and South Africa
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Thursday 15 March 2007
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 46. as Podocarpus milanjianus (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 89. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 17.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Page 87.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 231.

Lewis, J. (1960). Podocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 84 - 86. As Podocarpus milanjianus (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 1. as Podocarpus milanjianus

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 153.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 87 - 89. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Podocarpus latifolius
Flora of Mozambique: Podocarpus latifolius
Flora of Zambia: Podocarpus latifolius
Flora of Zimbabwe: Podocarpus latifolius

External websites:

Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Podocarpus latifolius
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Podocarpus latifolius
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Podocarpus latifolius
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Podocarpus latifolius
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Podocarpus latifolius
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Podocarpus latifolius
Ispot Southern Africa : Podocarpus latifolius
JSTOR Plant Science: Podocarpus latifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Podocarpus latifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Podocarpus latifolius
Tropicos: Podocarpus latifolius
West African Plants database: Podocarpus latifolius


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Podocarpus latifolius.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=102960, retrieved 28 September 2016

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