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

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Podocarpus latifolius

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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)
Status: Native
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
Habitat: Montane mist forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1700 m
Flowering time:(Cones) Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Sudan southwards on the eastern side of Africa reaching Angola and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 15 March 2007

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 46. as Podocarpus milanjianus (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. (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.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Page 87.

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

Lewis, J. (1960). Podocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 84 - 86. As Podocarpus milanjianus (Includes a picture).

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.

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.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 87 - 89. (Includes a picture).

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Podocarpus latifolius
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): 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
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
The Plant List (version 1.1): Podocarpus latifolius
Tropicos: Podocarpus latifolius

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Podocarpus latifolius.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=102960, retrieved 17 March 2018

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