1. Podocarpaceae Endl.

    1. This family is accepted.

[FZ]

Podocarpaceae, John Lewis. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Habit
Evergreen trees or shrubs, usually dioecious (always in our area)
Leaves
Leaves linear, lanceolate, narrowly ovate or more rarely scale-like, spirally arranged and sometimes disposed in one plane or apparently opposite
Male
Staminate strobili terminal or axillary, forming single or fascicled usually bracteate catkin-like cones; fertile scales subpeltate, bearing 2 pollen-sacs towards the base of the blade, pollen grains winged
Cones
Female strobilus small with usually only 1 or 2 fertile scales Staminate strobili terminal or axillary, forming single or fascicled usually bracteate catkin-like cones; fertile scales subpeltate, bearing 2 pollen-sacs towards the base of the blade, pollen grains winged
Female
Female strobilus small with usually only 1 or 2 fertile scales
Gynoecium
Ovule solitary, erect or inverted, soon becoming enclosed by a secondary integument variously developed from part of the strobilus
[FWTA]

Podocarpaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Habit
Plants dioecious or monoecious; male flowers in terminal or axillary strobili, the stamens usually many, the anthers 2-celled; female flower solitary or paired, axillary or terminal, or in strobili with megasporophylls 1-ovuled and bracteate; seed solitary, or paired; cotyledons 2 Trees, or shrubby in some species; leaves persistent, alternate or opposite, or absent and represented by phylloclades, very variable from acicular to broadly lanceolate
[FTEA]

Gymnospermae, R. Melville. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

Habit
Trees and shrubs with linear to lanceolate or scale-leaves, usually dioecious, the males with small cones or spikes, the females with the cones small or reduced to 1 or 2 fertile scales
Gynoecium
Ovules erect or inverted, with the sterile base of the seed scale complex (epimatium) usually ± folded over the ovule and the base of the bracts and cone axis sometimes swelling to form a fleshy receptacle

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First published in Syn. Conif. 203. 1847 [May-Jun 184] (1847)

Sources

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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