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Distribution based on georeferenced herbarium data (Ceccantini 2007).

 

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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Podocarpus brasiliensis

de Laubenfels 1982

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Description

"Small tree, 3-15 m tall. Leaves linear, 5-8 cm long, 0.9-l.2 cm wide, gradually contracted at base, subacute to acute at apex, with a median groove in upper surface and a median ridge on lower surface. Bud scales ovate, acute. Microsporangiate strobilus axillary, sessile, solitary, cylindrical, to 4 cm long. Ovulate strobilus with peduncle 10-12 mm long; receptacle 8 mm long with two fused bracts. Seed ovoid, 8 mm long, 5 mm in diameter, acuminate at apex, barely cristate" (Stevenson 1991).

Distribution and Ecology

Brazil: Mato Grosso, Rondonia, Roraima; Venezuela. "Northern Brazil to southern Venezuela at median elevations of 800-1700 m. Not yet known from the Guianas but to be expected in the area of Guyana contiguous with Brazil and Venezuela" (Stevenson 1991).

Ciccantini (e-mail, 2009.04.01) reports that a highly endangered population occurs at the Reserva de Guará, in Distrito Federal, Guará County, in a very small territory of few hectares of wetland in the middle of the massive Cerrado (savanna).

Big tree

Oldest

Dendrochronology

Ethnobotany

Observations

Remarks

Citations

Ceccantini, Gregório, Universidade da São Paulo, Instituto de Biociencias, São Paulo, Brasil. E-mail, 2007.08.02.

See also

Last Modified 2012-11-23