Scientific Name:
Podocarpaceae Endl., Syn. Conif. 203 (1847)
  • = Phyllocladaceae Bessey

Plant dioec. or monoec.; male strobili terminal or axillary, micro-sporophylls bisporangiate; seeds solitary or in groups, megasporophylls bracted, 1-ovuled; cots 2, epimatium us. well developed. Mostly trees with persistent lvs, or lvs deciduous and replaced by phylloclades.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Podocarpaceae Endl.
Indigenous (Endemic)17
Exotic: Casual6
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