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Podocarpus henkelii
Stapf ex Dallim. & A. B. Jacks., Podocarpaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  no

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 2 (Go to the risk assessment).

Common name(s): [more details]

English: Henkel's podo, Henkel's yellowwood, fern pine

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Bole: Straight, large, to 30 m. Bark: Grey/brown, fibrous with shallow longitudinal fissures. Slash: Pink-red. Leaf: Simple, opposite/alternate. Petiole: Sessile. Lamina: Small/medium. Adult: 6-15 x 0.3-0.8 cm, lanceolate. cuneate, acute, entire, glabrous. Domatia: Absent. Glands: Absent. Stipules: Absent. Thorns & Spines: Absent. Flower: Cones, dioecious. Fruit: Green/yellow berry-like cone 2.5-3.5 cm long, 1.8-2.8 cm in diameter with a receptacle 0.5 cm long. Notes: Receptacle not coloured. Leaves pendulous, tapering from below the middle. Rare in Tanzania"  (Lovett et al., 2006; p. 8).

Habitat/ecology:  In Tanzania, "Upper montane forest"

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  South Africa (Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal) (GRIN). Eastern Africa, Tanzania to South Africa  (Lovett et al., 2006; p. 8).

Control:  If you know of control methods for Podocarpus henkelii, please let us know.

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This page was created on 18 DEC 2010 and was last updated on 29 DEC 2010.