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

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Podocarpus latifolius

Picture: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave area, Chimanimani N.P.

Podocarpus latifolius

Picture: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave area, Chimanimani N.P.

Podocarpus latifolius

Picture: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave area, Chimanimani N.P.

Podocarpus latifolius

Picture: Bart Wursten
Red Wall Cave, Chimanimani National Park

Podocarpus latifolius

Picture: Bart Wursten
Red Wall Cave, Chimanimani National Park

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Synonyms: Podocarpus thunbergii Hook.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
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.
Type location:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: latifolius: broad-leaved
Habitat: Montane mist forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:(Cones) Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Sudan southwards on the eastern side of Africa reaching Angola and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,Mc,C,Lk
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

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).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 44.

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

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Flora of Malawi: Podocarpus latifolius
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Podocarpus latifolius
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Podocarpus latifolius
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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


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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Podocarpus latifolius.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=102960, retrieved 10 July 2020

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