Podocarpus elatus (Brown Pine)

Natives (A-Z), Plants (A-Z)

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.

Bought Native Plant Fair September 2016

To be kept in a pot to limit size

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Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podocarpus_elatus

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