- Yellow-wood family
Lewis, J. (1960)
Podocarpaceae FZ 1(1)
Description of the family
Dioecious evergreen trees or shrubs. Leaves usually narrow, spirally arranged. Male strobili of catkin-like cones; fertile scales ± peltate, bearing 2 pollen-sacs towards base. Female strobilus small with usually 1-2 fertile scales; ovule solitary, soon becoming enclosed by a fleshy false aril.
Worldwide: 17 genera and 168 spp., occurring widely in the southern hemisphere, Japan, C America and tropical African mountains.
Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.
More sample images from the Podocarpaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
|Podocarpus L'Hér. ex Pers.||Description, Image|
Other sources of information about Podocarpaceae:
Our websites:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated PodocarpaceaeFlora of Mozambique
: PodocarpaceaeFlora of Zambia
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for PodocarpaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Podocarpaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=178, retrieved 21 August 2014