Scientific Name:
Podocarpus L'Her. ex Pers., Syn. Pl. (Persoon) 2, 580 (1807), nom. cons.

Plants dioec., rarely monoec.; seeds axillary or terminal. Male strobili solitary or several together, or in spikes, sessile or pedunculate, with sterile scales at base; sporophylls us. ∞, bisporangiate, imbricate along axis, apiculus short. Female branchlets us. solitary, pedunculate, with basal scales; receptacle us. swollen and fleshy. Carpidia 1–2, 1-ovulate; ovule not exceeding epimatium, which is connate with the inverted ovule, concrescent with the integument. Seed nutlike or drupelike, cots 2. Shrubs or trees, widespread.

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

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Podocarpus L'Her. ex Pers.
Indigenous (Endemic)4
Exotic: Casual5
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Persoon, C. H. 1806–1807: Synopsis plantarum, seu enchiridium botanicum, complectens enumerationem systematicam specierum hucusque cognitarum. Vol. 2. Cramerum et Tubingæ, Paris.