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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Podocarpus (yellowwoods)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Gymnospermae > Coniferophyta > Podocarpaceae

Species native to southern Africa

Note that the Outeniqua yellowwood in now placed in the genus Afrocarpus.

Podocarpus elongatus (Breede River yellowwood)

Podocarpus henkelii (Henkel's yellowwood)

Podocarpus latifolius (Real yellowwood)

Podocarpus latifolius (Real yellowwood)

Podocarpus milanjianus

Native to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, Cameroon, DRC and Sudan. Often dominant in montane forest (Lewis 1960).


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002)

Podocarpus elatus (Plum pine)

Native to Australia.


Podocarpus macrophyllus

Native to China and Japan.


Podocarpus totara (Totara yellowwood)

Native to New Zealand.



  • Lewis J. 1960. Flora Zambeziaca 1(1): 83. Accessed from: JStor