Podocarpus rumphii Blume
- Common Name:
- Family: Podocarpaceae Endl.
- Country of Origin: Hainan, Malesia to New Guinea
- Habitat: lowland to lower montane tropical rainforest
- Description: A large or medium-sized tree, to 20-30 m high, the bark smooth, reddish brown; branchlets terete, grayish. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 13-17 cm long, 9-10 cm broad, the apex acute, the base abruptly narrowed, petiole or a stigma, when the style is absent.">sessile. Seeds globose, fleshy, 6-8 (-15) mm in diameter, glaucous; receptacle fleshy, bright red when fresh, 8-10 mm long; peduncles 2-3 cm long, with 2 minute bracts at the base of receptacle5
Podocarpus rumphii is a constituent of lowland to lower montane tropical rainforests, where it can be locally common. It is likely to be confused with the similarly widespread but more ubiquitous species P. neriifolius, which can have similarly large leaves (but usually narrower) and differs in characters not always observable in specimens. The altitude ranges from sea level to 1,600 m, but most collections are from below 500 m a.s.l. In Jawa it is found on limestone, on other islands also on soils ranging from clay to sand derived from acidic rock types. In tall forest (40-50 m) it can reach into the canopy, successfully competing with angiosperms.3
- Accession # 201700011
- Source: Joan Leonard - OSU
- Accession Date: 03-30-2017
- Bench: 3110 - EVO: Tropical Conifers & Ginkgo
- Currently: active - new growth
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 02-21-2023
- Division: Pinophyta
- Class: Pinopsida
- SubClass: Pinidae
- Order: Araucariales
- Family: Podocarpaceae
- The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Last accessed on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
- WCSP (2016). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Last accessed on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
- Podocarpus rumphii at IUCN Redlist. Last accessed on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
- Podocarpus rumphii at The Gymnosperm Database. Last accessed on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
- Li Hui-Lin. 1975. Flora of Taiwan, V.1, parts 1-8. Taipei: Epoch Publishing. Excerpted from The Gymnosperm Database. Last accessed on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
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