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Range of Podocarpus pseudobracteatus (de Laubenfels 1988). Adapted from a map by


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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Podocarpus pseudobracteatus

de Laubenfels 1980

Common names

Kaip [Wabag, Enga]; kebu [Tari Gap]; puling [Togoba, Chimbu] (de Laubenfels 1988).

Taxonomic notes

Syn: P. archboldii var. crassiramosus N.E. Gray 1958 (de Laubenfels 1988).


"Tree 1-15 m tall, 5-20 cm diam. Foliage buds 5-14 mm long. Juvenile leaves linear-lanceolate, up to 22 by 1.7 cm. Adult leaves linear-lanceolate to lanceolate or exceptionally elliptic, 6-15 cm by 7-12 mm, narrowly acute, tapering more or less abruptly at the base to a 2-4 mm petiole; midrib above a prominent narrow ridge with nearly vertical sides, 0.4-0.5 mm wide and 0.3-0.4 mm high. Pollen cones 4-4.5 cm, on a short peduncle up to 2 mm long, solitary; apex of the microsporophyll 0.5-0.7 mm long. Seed-bearing structure on a 2-5 mm peduncle; foliola 2.5-3 mm long, often thick and lanceolate; receptacle 7-11 mm long, formed of two bracts and becoming first orange, then red, then almost black when ripe. Seed with its covering 10-11 by 8-9 mm, blunt" (de Laubenfels 1988).

Distribution and Ecology

New Guinea. "Scattered and locally common in the understory of mossy Castanopsis-Nothofagus forest and Dacrydium swamp forest, sometimes entering the alpine shrubbery, from 1740 to 2850 m" (de Laubenfels 1988).

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de Laubenfels, D.J. 1980. Blumea 26:142.

See also

Last Modified 2012-11-23