Spermatophyta: Gymnospermae

Podocarpaceae - 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.

Podocarpus latifolius

More sample images from the Podocarpaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Podocarpus latifolius

Podocarpus latifolius

Podocarpus latifolius

Podocarpus latifolius

Podocarpus latifolius

Podocarpus latifolius

Podocarpus latifolius

Podocarpus latifolius

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Podocarpus L'Hér. ex Pers.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Podocarpaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Podocarpaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Podocarpaceae
Flora of Zambia: Podocarpaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Podocarpaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Podocarpaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=178, retrieved 3 September 2014

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