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5. Podocarpus nakaii Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 6: 66. 1916.

台湾罗汉松 tai wan luo han song

Podocarpus macrophyllus (Thunberg) Sweet var. nakaii (Hayata) H. L. Li & H. Keng.

Trees to 18 m tall; trunk to 1.8 m d.b.h.; bark pale gray, fibrous; branches terete, glabrous. Foliage buds globose; scales wholly overlapping, blunt at apex, primary scales triangular, secondary scales rounded. Leaves crowded at apex of branchlets, alternate; blade bright green adaxially, pale green (drying brownish) and glaucous abaxially, linear, linear-lanceolate, or lanceolate, straight or slightly falcate, 5-10.5 × 0.8-1.4 cm, 5-7 × as long as wide, leathery, midvein raised adaxially as a ridge at least 0.5 mm wide, a flat or slightly raised abaxially, base attenuate or cuneate into short petiole ca. 5 mm, margin narrow, slightly raised and thickened abaxially but not revolute, apex subacute or acute. Pollen cones axillary, solitary or in clusters of 2 or 3, sessile, 2-4 cm, with several spirally arranged, basal bracts. Seed-bearing structures axillary, solitary; peduncle 2-12 mm. Receptacle orange or scarlet when ripe, obconical-ellipsoid, 4-9 × 3-6 mm, with 2 inconspicuous, longitudinal grooves. Epimatium greenish. Seed solitary, axillary, ovoid or ellipsoid-ovoid, 1-1.2 cm × 7-8 mm, with a large crest, apex narrow, pointed.

* Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 300-800 m. C Taiwan


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