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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Podocarpus magnifolius

J. Buchholz et N.E. Gray 1948 (p. 133)

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Taxonomic notes

"Type: Venezuela, Estado Bolivar, Ptari-Tepui, J.A. Steyermark 59989 (holotype, F)" (Stevenson 1991).

Description

"Tree 10-25 m tall. Leaves elliptic to oblong, up to 18 cm long and 3 cm wide in juvenile and vigorous shoots, 3-8 cm long and 1.2-2.5 cm wide in reproductive and adult shoots, with short 2-3 mm petiole, acumiunate at apex, with a median groove in upper surface and a median ridge on lower surface, cuneate at base, margins revolute. Bud scales lanceolate. Microsporangiate strobilus axillary, sessile, solitary, long-cylindical, to 5 cm long. Ovulate strobilus with peduncle 10-20 mm long, receptacle 12 mm long with two fused woody, red bracts with divergent apices. Seed ovoid, 10 mm long, 5 mm in diameter, obtuse at apex, cristate" (Stevenson 1991).

Distribution and Ecology

"Widely distributed from eastern Venezuela south to Bolivia. In cloud forest from 800-1600 m. Not yet known from the Guianas but to be expected in western Guyana" (Stevenson 1991).

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Last Modified 2012-11-23