The Gymnosperm Database


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Podocarpus coriaceus

Rich. et A. Rich. 1826

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Syn.: Nageia coriacea (Rich. et A. Rich.) F. Muell. 1876; Taxus lancifolia Wikstr. 1828; Podocarpus coriaceus var. sulcatus Pilger 1903 (Farjon 1998).


Distribution and Ecology

Caribbean: Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts-Nevis (Farjon 1998).

Based on data from 15 collection localities, it grows at elevations of 310 ±270 m. Within its range, mean annual temperature is 24.1°C, with an average minimum in the coldest month of 17.9°C, and a mean annual precipitation of 2220 mm (Biffin et al. 2011, Table S5). Zone 10 (cold hardiness limit between -1°C and +4.4°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).

Big tree





In Puerto Rico, it can be seen along the Big Trees trail in Caribbean National Forest (locally known as El Yunque) (Vladimir Dinets email 2000.01.04).



See also

Last Modified 2017-12-29