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

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Podocarpus latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Forest, Vumba

Podocarpus latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
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:

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).

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

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.

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

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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Podocarpus latifolius
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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 May 2016

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