Podocarpus sect. Macrostachyus

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Podocarpus sect. Macrostachyus


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea presentpresent, islands south of Taiwan present, southern Cambodia present
In isolated populations from southern Cambodia and islands south of Taiwan to New Guinea, 5 spp., of which 4 in Malesia (two widespread examples in New Guinea).


A similar habitat and general distribution to sect. Gracilis but members of sect. Macrostachyus have robust leaves where those of sect. Gracilis are delicate. One sterile specimen from Sumatra (ICHLAS 166, Mt Singgalang, 2800 m) placed with P. bracteatus (sect. Longifoliatus), resembles P. brevifolius of the present section also, but more information is needed.