Podocarpus elatus



Podocarpus elatus, common name, Illawarra plum pine is endemic to the east coast of Australia in eastern New South Wales and eastern Queensland. It is a medium to large evergreen tree growing to 30–36 m tall with a trunk up to 1.5 m diameter. The leaves are lanceolate, 5–15 cm long (to 25 cm long on vigorous young trees) and 6–18 mm broad. The seed cones are dark blue-purple, berry-like, with a fleshy base 2-2.5 cm diameter bearing a single oval or globose seed 1 cm in diameter. The fleshy part of the seed cone is edible, used in condiments. The timber was prized for furniture, joinery, boat planking, lining and piles in salt water. Planted in 2004.

111.00 Location D9 Latitude; -38.402483493816 Longitude; 146.054916638093

SKU: 111 TAG: Coniferous

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