Podocarpus sect. Globulus

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Podocarpus sect. Globulus


Leaves with parallel sides or somewhat lanceolate, slightly rounded at a narrow apex to broadly rounded and sometimes acuminate, midrib above blunt, 0.2 mm high and at least 0.5 mm broad, broader and indistinct below, 3 vascular resin canals. Seed with its covering 8-10 mm long by 5.5-6 mm diam. (or larger in some species), globular, apex blunt or in some species with crest.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo presentpresent; Malaya present; Sumatera (Sumatera present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), New Caledonia present, Southern America: Argentina Northeast (Formosa present)
From Vietnam and Formosa to Borneo and New Caledonia 6 spp.; in Malesia: 2 spp., in Sumatra/Malaya and Borneo respectively.


The gap between Borneo and New Caledonia is largely filled by the related sect. Rumphius which overlaps this section geographically only slightly. The primary bud scales in sect. Rumphius rather than being completely imbricate and overlapping more or less meet at their apices with usually one or more actually curling outward at their apex while, in addition, the pollen cones in sect. Rumphius are normally in clusters of more than three and all the species of sect. Rumphius occur as large canopy trees.