Syn.: Nageia sellowii (Klotzsch ex Endl.) Kuntze 1891; P. sellowii Klotzsch ex Endl. var. angustifolius Pilg. in Engler 1903 (Farjon 1998).
Márcio Renato Guimarães (e-mail 2003.07.12) reports that "I only observed young individuals, 2-3 m high, trunk 10-18 cm. Leaves: coriaceous, 10-15 cm long, 12-18 mm broad."
Brazil. According to Carvalho (2003) and Ledru et al. (2001), this species has an extremely broad and scattered range, occurring in montane vegetation, north to Amazonas, Pernambuco and Ceará, south to Rio Grande do Sul; west to Rondonia, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. Márcio Renato Guimarães (e-mail, 2003.07.12) reports that in S. Brazil, it is typical of montane areas in the Tropical Coastal Range Rainforest (Mata Atlántica), and rarely occurs within Araucaria angustifolia forests.
In the granitic peaks of Serra do Mar (as in Anhangava Mount, Paraná, more than 1,200 m), it grows among the rocks, in the Ilex theezans montane forest, where it occurs as dwarf plants less than one meter tall (Márcio Renato Guimarães e-mail 2003.07.12).
It can be found growing with Podocarpus lambertii and Araucaria angustifolia in Campos do Jordão State Park in São Paulo State (22.7333°S, 43.7333°W) at elevations of ca. 1800 meters (Sousa et al. 2004).
Carvalho, P.E.R. 2003. Espécies florestais brasileiras: recomendações silviculturais, potencialidades e uso da madeira. http://www.cnpf.embrapa.br/pauloernani/temp/indek_especies.htm, accessed 2003.07.12, now defunct.
Ceccantini, Gregório, Universidade da São Paulo, Instituto de Biociencias, São Paulo, Brasil. E-mail, 2007.08.02.
Ledru, M.-P., R.C. Cordeiro, J.M.L. Dominguez, L. Martin, P. Mourguiart, A. Sifeddine, and B. Turcq. 2001. Late-Glacial Cooling in Amazonia Inferred from Pollen at Lagoa do Caçó, Northern Brazil. Quaternary Research 55:47-56. ABSTRACT: New pollen data from a core at Lagoa do Caçó, Maranhão state, Brazil (2°58'S 43°25'W; 120 m elevation), show higher frequencies of Podocarpus at the end of the Pleistocene than today. The increase in Podocarpus, which follows the successive increase of various pioneer species such as Didymopanax, Melastomataceae/Combretaceae and Cecropia, implies a progressive late-glacial increase of moist and cool climatic conditions. A comparable increase in Podocarpus is found in other lowland records in Amazonia. A review of published pollen data from Amazonia suggests that the moisture source was from the southeast. By contrast, present day moisture comes from the tropical Atlantic and from the Amazon basin, with its convective precipitation. The likely cause for the southeastern moisture source between ca 15,000 and 14,500 cal yr B.P., was enhanced polar (Antarctic) advection that reached low latitudes and maintained year-round the meteorological equator in its austral winter position or reduced drastically its southern summer displacement. This hypothesis is corroborated by marine and ice core records.
Sousa, V.A., I.P. Robinson and H.H. Hattemer. 2004. Variation and Population Structure at Enzyme Gene Loci in Araucaria angustifolia (Bert.) O. Ktze. Silvae Genetica 53(1):12-19.
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Laubenfels, D.J. de. 1985. A taxonomic revision of the genus Podocarpus. Blumea 30:259.
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