The Gymnosperm Database


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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Podocarpus rotundus

de Laubenfels 1978

Common names

Taxonomic notes


"Tree 5-15 m tall. Foliage buds 2-3 mm long. Juvenile leaves linear, up to 10 cm long. Adult leaves oval to slightly linear, 2-5 cm by 8-11 mm, very rounded at the apex even when growing in exposed situations, sometimes apiculate, narrowed at the base to a 2 mm petiole; midrib above a small ridge 0.2 mm wide and high. Pollen cone elongating through the base to produce a scaly section 3-10 mm long. Female receptacle becoming red when mature. Seed with its covering without a crest" (de Laubenfels 1988).

Distribution and Ecology

East Borneo (Mt Beratus near Balikpapan) and Philippines (Luzon: Mt Banajao in Laguna Prov. and Lucban in Tayabas Prov.). Only 3 collections reported; it has been found in dwarf mossy forest, on Mt Beratus at about 1000 m elevation, and in Luzon at up to 2200 m (de Laubenfels 1988).

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Last Modified 2017-12-29