Spermatophyta: Gymnospermae: Pinales

Podocarpaceae - Yellow-wood family

Lewis, J. (1960) Podocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 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, Central America and tropical African mountains.

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated genera and 7 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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

Afrocarpus (J. Buchholz & N. E. Gray) C. N. PageDescription
Dacrydium Lamb.Description
Nageia Gaertn.
Phyllocladus Rich. ex Mirb.
Podocarpus L'Hér. ex Pers.Description

Other sources of information about Podocarpaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Podocarpaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Podocarpaceae
Flora of Zambia: Podocarpaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Podocarpaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Podocarpaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Podocarpaceae
Wikipedia: Podocarpaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Podocarpaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=178, retrieved 7 February 2023

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