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

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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 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.
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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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 41. (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. Including Podocarpus milanjianus (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. Including Podocarpus milanjianus

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 12. Including Podocarpus milanjianus

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 52 - 53.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 208 - 209. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 248 - 249. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 80. In error as P. elongatus

Other sources of information about Podocarpus latifolius:

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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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Podocarpus latifolius
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Podocarpus latifolius
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Podocarpus latifolius
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Podocarpus latifolius
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Podocarpus latifolius
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Podocarpus latifolius
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Podocarpus latifolius
iNaturalist: Podocarpus latifolius
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Podocarpus latifolius
JSTOR Plant Science: Podocarpus latifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Podocarpus latifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Podocarpus latifolius
Plants of the World Online: Podocarpus latifolius
The Plant List (version 1.1): Podocarpus latifolius
Tropicos: Podocarpus latifolius
Wikipedia: Podocarpus latifolius

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Podocarpus latifolius.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=102960, retrieved 20 February 2020

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