Podocarpaceae Endl.
  • Syn. Conif. 203. 1847. (May-Jun 1847)


This taxon is accepted by World Flora Online consortium
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Information

Trees or shrubs evergreen, dioecious or rarely monoecious. Leaves decussate, subopposite, or spirally arranged; blade scalelike, subulate, or linear to elliptic, stomatal lines abaxial or present on all surfaces. Pollen cones terminal, solitary or clustered in leaf axils, or borne in spikelike complexes; individual cones pedunculate or sessile; microsporophylls numerous, spirally arranged, with distinct adaxial and abaxial surfaces; microsporangia 2; pollen 2(or 3)-saccate in Chinese species, (rarely nonsaccate). Seed-bearing structures terminal or axillary, solitary, occasionally spikelike, comprising few to several spirally arranged bracts; all or only apical bracts fertile, smooth or warty; basal bracts sometimes fused and succulent (together with peduncle) to form a "receptacle," or obsolete; ovule (inverted) or inclined in Chinese species. Seed drupelike or nutlike, wholly or (in Dacrydium) partly enveloped in a sometimes colored and succulent epimatium derived from fertile ovulate scale. Cotyledons 2.

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    Morphology

    Plants dioecious or monoecious; male flowers in terminal or axillary strobili, the stamens usually many, the anthers 2-celled; female flower solitary or paired, axillary or terminal, or in strobili with megasporophylls 1-ovuled and bracteate; seed solitary, or paired; cotyledons 2

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    Trees, or shrubby in some species; leaves persistent, alternate or opposite, or absent and represented by phylloclades, very variable from acicular to broadly lanceolate

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    Ovules erect or inverted, with the sterile base of the seed scale complex (epimatium) usually ± folded over the ovule and the base of the bracts and cone axis sometimes swelling to form a fleshy receptacle

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    Trees and shrubs with linear to lanceolate or scale-leaves, usually dioecious, the males with small cones or spikes, the females with the cones small or reduced to 1 or 2 fertile scales

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    Staminate strobili terminal or axillary, forming single or fascicled usually bracteate catkin-like cones; fertile scales subpeltate, bearing 2 pollen-sacs towards the base of the blade, pollen grains winged

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    Leaves linear, lanceolate, narrowly ovate or more rarely scale-like, spirally arranged and sometimes disposed in one plane or apparently opposite

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    Ovule solitary, erect or inverted, soon becoming enclosed by a secondary integument variously developed from part of the strobilus

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    Female strobilus small with usually only 1 or 2 fertile scales

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    Evergreen trees or shrubs, usually dioecious (always in our area)

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     Information From

    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FZ
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    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FWTA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
    • C The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    Podocarpaceae
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
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    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).