Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Podocarpus smithii de Laub.
Laubenfels, D.J. de (1985) Blumea 30: 257. Type: de Laubenfels P464 (holo, A), Mt Lewis, Queensland.
Smith's Pine; Pine, Brown; Brown Pine
Blaze very fibrous.
A conspicuous bud about 6-10 mm long usually terminating each twig. Leaf blades fairly long and strap-like, about 6-11 x 1-1.4 cm. No lateral veins on either side of the midrib.
Male cones about 20-45 x 4-6 mm, peduncle about 2-9 mm long. Microsporophylls about 1-2 mm long.
Receptacle small, about 5-8 x 4-5 mm, not fleshy, orange-red when the fruit is ripe. Fruits zygomorphic, about 25-30 x 15-27 mm. Seeds about 15-28 x 10-13 mm.
Distribution and Ecology
Natural History & Notes
The timber of this species is useful and can be used for much the same purposes as Sundacarpus amara. Swain (1928).
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