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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Podocarpus rumphii

Blume 1847 (p. 214)

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Syn: Nageia rumphii (Blume) Kuntze; P. koordersii Pilger ex Koord. et Valeton; P. philippinensis Foxworthy 1911 (de Laubenfels 1985).

Description

"A large or medium-sized tree, to 20-30 m high, the bark smooth, reddish brown; branchlets terete, grayish. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 13-17 cm long, 9-10 cm broad, the apex acute, the base abruptly narrowed, sessile. Seeds globose, fleshy, 6-8 (-15) mm in diameter, glaucous; receptacle fleshy, bright red when fresh, 8-10 mm long; peduncles 2-3 cm long, with 2 minute bracts at the base of receptacle" (Li 1975).

Distribution and Ecology

Philippines; Taiwan: "on Hengchun Peninsula, scattered in broad-leaved forests" (Li 1975). Based on data from 42 collection localities, it grows at elevations of 1000 ±1040 m. Within its range, mean annual temperature is 22°C, with an average minimum in the coldest month of 16°C, and a mean annual precipitation of 2790 mm (Biffin et al. 2011, Table S5).

Big tree

Oldest

Dendrochronology

Ethnobotany

Observations

Remarks

Citations

Blume, C.L. 1847. Rumphia, sive commentationes botanicae imprimis de plantis Indiae orientalis, volume 3 Bruxellis & Lugduni Batavorum.

See also

Last Modified 2013-03-29