Podocarpus L'Hér. ex Pers.
  • Syn. Pl. 2(2): 580. 1807. (Sept 1807)
  • CIPRECILLO, COBOLA, LORITO


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Podocarpus L'Hér. ex Pers. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000030481. Accessed on: 26 Oct 2020'

General Information

Trees or shrubs evergreen, dioecious. Leaves spirally arranged to subopposite, ± monomorphic, juvenile leaves similar to adult leaves in shape but often larger and/or wider, linear, lanceolate, or ovate-elliptic, more than 5 mm, with single, obvious, often raised midvein on 1 or both surfaces, stomatal lines present on abaxial surface. Pollen cone complexes axillary, solitary or clustered, pedunculate or sessile; microsporophylls numerous, spirally arranged; microsporangia 2; pollen 2-saccate. Seed-bearing structures usually borne in leaf axils (rarely terminal), solitary (rarely more than 1); apical bracts fertile; basal bracts often fused to form a receptacle (obsolete in some species); ovule 1 (rarely few), inverted. Epimatium wholly enveloping seed, sometimes colored and succulent. Seed ripening in 1st year, drupelike, dry, or leathery.

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    PODOCARPUS L' Hér. ex Pers.

    Arboles siempreverdes, rara vez arbustos. Hojas mayormente linear-lanceoladas a angostamente alargadas, con un solo nervio principal, con numerosos canales resiníferos. Estructuras femeninas generalmente solitarias, abayadas o parecidas a una nuez, elipsoide-globosas, frecuentemente apiculadas, abrazadas por un receptáculo conspicuo que se engrosa, se vuelve carnoso y a menudo tiene colores brillantes en la madurez.

    Género con ca 100 especies, ampliamente distribuidas en el hemisferio sur y hacia el norte hasta las Antillas, México, sur de China y el sur de Japón; 2 especies en Nicaragua.

    J.T. Buchholz y N.E. Gray. A taxonomic revision of Podocarpus IV. The American species of section Eupodocarpus sub-sections C and D. J. Arnold Arbor. 29: 123–151, pl. I–VIII. 1948.

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    Shrubs to tall trees. Leaves spiral (in Panama), laminate, coriaceous, muc- ronate. Strobili dioecious: the staminate terminal or in the axils of the upper leaves, solitary or clustered, cone-like, sporophylls spiral, each bearing 2 micro- sporangia; the ovulate a small bracted spike bearing 1-2 terminal, inverted, naked ovules. Fruit drupaceous, usually fairly large.

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    Árboles grandes (en CR). Brotes vegetativos globosos, con una serie de escamas triangulares, imbricadas.Hojas lanceoladas con el nervio medio obvio, uniformemente verdes en ambas superficies, marginalmente rev-olutas, mucho más grandes y menos coriáceas en los juveniles que en los adultos. Estróbilos axilares, simples;estróbilos masculinos solitarios o en racimos; estróbilos femeninos solitarios, pedunculados, los megasporangioscon 2 escamas subyacentes unidas en un receptáculo suculento, el receptáculo rojo en la madurez (CR). Semillascon o sin una cresta obvia.

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    Morphology

    Shrubs or trees to 30 m. high, with linear lanceolate leaves spirally arranged, or sometimes opposite or whorled on the same tree, dioecious

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    Male cones cylindrical, catkin-like, shortly stalked; female cones reduced, of 1 or 2 fertile scales bearing solitary inverted ovules and terminating short scaly or leafy lateral branches

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    Receptacle sometimes swollen and fleshy.

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    Epimatium sometimes fleshy, entirely enclosing the seed, and fused with the thin or thick woody testa

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    Female strobilus of 1 or 2 fertile scales on a bracteolate axis; ovule inverted and soon becoming enclosed in an epimatium (false aril) which arises from the scale and ultimately forms a resinous leathery integument that becomes confluent with the woody testa. Base ("receptacle") of female strobilus sometimes swollen and fleshy at maturity.

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    Male strobili forming shortly stalked, short catkin-like basally bracteate cones with a pair of ± elliptic pollen-sacs on each median scale.

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    Leaves linear, lanceolate or narrowly ovate, usually spirally arranged.

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    Evergreen trees or shrubs, usually dioecious.

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    Included Species

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    CIPRECILLO, COBOLA, LORITO

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