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1. Nageia wallichiana (C. Presl) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 800. 1891.

肉托竹柏 rou tuo zhu bai

Podocarpus wallichianus C. Presl, Abh. Königl. Böhm. Ges. Wiss., ser. 5, 3: 540. 1846; Decussocarpus wallichianus (C. Presl) de Laubenfels; Nageia blumei (Endlicher) Gordon; Podocarpus blumei Endlicher; P. latifolius Blume (1827) and Wallich (1830), not (Thunberg) R. Brown ex Mirbel (1825).

Trees to 50 m tall; trunk to at least 1 m d.b.h.; bark smooth, dark brown or gray-brown, tan or brown within, peeling in large, irregular flakes. Leaves decussate, 2-ranked, turned so that those on 1 side of branch have adaxial surface uppermost, those on the other side abaxial surface uppermost; petiole 5-10 mm; blade dark green adaxially, paler or grayish green abaxially, elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic, (6-)9-14 × (2-)3-5 cm in adult leaves, or to 23 × 7 cm in juvenile leaves, thick and leathery, stomatal lines present on both surfaces, base cuneate to attenuate, apex acuminate. Bracts of pollen- and seed-cone peduncles deciduous. Pollen cones axillary, in clusters of (1-)3-5 (-7) on peduncle 0.2-1 cm, 1 cone terminal, others decussate, cylindric, 0.8-1.8 cm × 4-5 mm; microsporophylls lanceolate, 2-3 mm. Seed-bearing structures axillary, solitary or rarely paired; peduncle (0.5-)1.2-1.7(-2) cm. Receptacle of 4-7 sterile scales and 1 or 2 fertile, subterminal scales, green initially, blackish when ripe, very succulent. Epimatium bluish purple or purplish red when ripe. Seed globose, 1.5-1.8 cm in diam., with small, proximal beak.

Evergreen subtropical forests on hillsides. S Yunnan (Xishuangbanna Daizu Zizhizhou) [Bangladesh, Cambodia, NE and SE India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam]


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