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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Podocarpus tepuiensis

J. Buchholz et N.E. Gray 1948

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Taxonomic notes

"Type: Venezuela, Estado Bolivar, Ptari-Tepui, J.A. Steyermark 59716 (holotype, F)" (Stevenson 1991).


"Shrub to small tree 2-10 m tall. Leaves elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 cm long, 0.3-5 cm wide, sessile to subsessile, acute at apex, with a median groove in upper surface and a median ridge on lower surface, cuneate at base, margin flat to slightly revolute. Bud scales broadly triangular and apiculate. Microsporangiate strobilus axillary, sessile, solitary, long-cylindical, to 2 cm long. Ovulate strobilus with short peduncle 1-2 mm long, receptacle 4-5 mm long, with two fused bracts with divergent apices. Seed ovoid, 7 mm long, 4 mm in diameter, obtuse and distinctly cristate at apex" (Stevenson 1991).

Distribution and Ecology

"Endemic to eastern Venezuela at 950-2100 m. Not yet known from the Guianas but definitely to be found, as specimens from tepuis in Venezuela near the border with Guyana are known" (Stevenson 1991).

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