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.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Podocarpus L'Hér. ex Pers.Description

Other sources of information about Podocarpaceae:

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Flora of Malawi: Podocarpaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Podocarpaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Podocarpaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Podocarpaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Podocarpaceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Podocarpaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=178, retrieved 26 June 2017

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