The Gymnosperm Database


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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Podocarpus buchholzii

de Laubenfels 1982

Common names

Taxonomic notes

"Type: Venezuela, Estado Bolivar, Chimanta Massif, Apacara-Tepui, 2450-2500m, J.A. Steyermark 75889 (holotype, VEN)" (Stevenson 1991).


"Shrub to small tree, 3-7 m tall. Leaves elliptic to ovate, 2-3 cm long 0.4-0.8 cm wide, cuneate at base, obtuse to narrowly rounded at apex, with a median groove in upper surface and a median groove in lower surface or a median groove between two ridges on lower surface. Bud scales ovate and acute to acummate at apex. Microsporangiate strobilus axillary, solitary, cylindical, sessile, to 1.5 cm long. Ovulate strobilus with peduncle 8-10 mm long, receptacle 8 mm long with two fused bracts. Seed ovoid, 8 mm long, 5 mm in diameter, abruptly acuminate at apex, cristate" (Stevenson 1991).

Distribution and Ecology

"Presently known only from the Guyana Highlands of Venezuela, from 2100-2500 m. To be expected in contiguous Guyana" (Stevenson 1991).

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Last Modified 2017-12-29