Afrocarpus falcata

Afrocarpus

 

Afrocarpus falcata; common name, Yellow-wood (syn. Podocarpus falcatus) is a species of tree in the family Podocarpaceae. It is native to the montane forests of southern Africa. This tree is an evergreen conifer often growing up to about 45 meters tall, but known to reach 60 m.The trunk can be 2 to 3 m wide, and is gray-brown to reddish. It is smooth and ridged on young stems, but increasingly flaky on older trunks. The leaves are arranged in spirals on the branches. They are small and narrow, up to 4.5 cm long by about 6 mm wide. They are green to yellowish, hairless, and leathery and somewhat waxy in texture. It is a dioecious species, with male and female structures on separate plants. The male cone is brown with spiralling scales and measures 5 to 15 mm long by 3 mm wide. It grows from the leaf axils. The female cone has one scale bearing one seed about 1 to 2 cm long. The gray-green seed has a woody coat covered in a fleshy, resinous skin.

Planted in 2004, grown from plant stock in a Ballarat garden.
112.00 Location C9 Latitude: -38.4022595747605  Longitude: 146.055518172990

SKU: 112.00 TAG: Coniferous
 

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