Afrocarpus falcatus

Afrocarpus falcatus
Afrocarpus falcatus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Afrocarpus
Species: A. falcatus
Binomial name
Afrocarpus falcatus

Podocarpus falcatus, Sickle-leaved Yellowwood, Outeniqua Yellowwood

Afrocarpus falcatus, commonly known as the Sickle-leaved Yellowwood and False Yellowwood (formerly also Outeniqua Yellowwood; syn. Podocarpus falcatus), is a species of Afrocarpus, native to montane forests of South Africa, from Swellendam District of Western Cape Province to Limpopo Province, and into southern Mozambique.

When grown domestically, it is a medium-sized to large tree, reaching heights of 10-25 m, but can sometimes attain heights of up to 60 m - and live for hundreds of years - in its natural habitat. Mature trees have a rougher, scaly bark than that of younger trees. The leaves are spirally arranged, lanceolate or falcate (sickle-shaped) with a very sharp point, 2-4 cm long and 2-4 mm broad. Pollen cones and seed cones are found on trees of different gender. The seed cones are highly modified, with a single large seed with a thin fleshy coating borne on a short peduncle. The fruit takes a year to mature, turning yellow, and is dispersed by birds and monkeys which eat the fleshy coating, a necessary step for growth since the flesh contains a germination inhibitor. The pollen cones are produced in clusters on short stems,


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