Syn: P. chilinus Rich. et A. Rich. in A. Richard 1826; Nageia chilina (Rich. et A. Rich.) F. Muell. 1876 (Farjon 1998).
Tree to 18 m. Leaves to 8 cm, dark blue-green above. Staminate strobili slender, drooping in small clusters (Scarr 2000).
Chile: the Andes (Scarr 2000). Based on data from 12 collection localities, it grows at elevations of 630 ±250 m. Within its range, mean annual temperature is 10°C, with an average minimum in the coldest month of 1°C, and a mean annual precipitation of 1700 mm (Biffin et al. 2011, Table S5). Hardy to Zone 8 (cold hardiness limit between -12.1°C and -6.7°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).
The IUCN reports that this species is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild due to exploitation.
Scarr, S.C. 2000. Catalog of Coniferales on the University of Exeter Estate. http://www.ex.ac.uk/conifers/Podocarpus.html, accessed 2010.10.10.
The species account at Threatened Conifers of the World.
Last Modified 2017-11-12