Podocarpus nerifolius

Podocarpus nerifolius

Podocarpus nerifolius

(Podocarpaceae)

“Podocarp”

China and Sunda Islands (Borneo, Sumatra etc.)

MAP LOCATION: 20

A distinctive conifer (gymnosperm) identified by its lanceolate  evergreen leaves, similar to those of the Nerium oleander (hence the specific name).  A spreading branch habit with hanging branchlets; leaves glossy dark green above and glaucous, matt green underneath. Inconspicuous male and female flowers are usually borne on different trees; female flowers developing into a fleshy dark purple fruit and seed. A group of conifers which originate from the Southern hemisphere.

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