- Flower namePodocarpus neriifolius
- Scientific namePodocarpus neriifolius
- AliasPodocarpus neriifolius, ヒマラヤマキ
- Place of originChina and New Guinea
- Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Overseas
- Flowering seasonMay
What is Podocarpus neriifolius
Podocarpus neriifolius (scientific name: Podocarpus neriifolius) is an evergreen coniferous tree of the genus Podocarpus, native to China and New Guinea. It is native to hills and mountains at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters above sea level. The flowers are dioecious. Male flowers are borne singly or in clusters of two or three.
Other species in the same genus include Fern pine, (scientific name: Podocarpus macrophyllu) and Asian bayberry(scientific name: Nageia nagi). The leaves of this species (P. neriifolius) are longer than those of the dogwood (Podocarpus macrophylla). When the seeds mature, the sepals turn green to dark red. The wood is yellowish brown with a dense structure and is used for building materials.
Common Name: Podocarpus neriifolius, Scientific Name: Podocarpus neriifolius, Also Known As: Himalayan Oak, Mountain Oak, Life Style: Evergreen Coniferous Tall Tree, Height: 10-25m, Diameter: 50cm, Bark Color: Grayish Brown, Leaf Shape: Linear Lanceolate, Inflorescence: Alternate or Cymose, Leaf Edge: Full Edge, Leaf Color: Green, Leaf Length: 7-15cm, Leaf Width: 5-8cm, Dioecious Flowering Season: May, Male Inflorescence: Acicular, Fruit Shape: Spherical, Fruit Length: 1cm, Fruit Color: Green to Red, Leaf color: green; leaf length: 7-15 cm; leaf width: 5-8 cm; dioecious; flowering season: May; male inflorescence: acuminate; fruit shape: spherical; fruit length: 1 cm; fruit colour: green to red; fruiting season: October-November; uses: garden tree, furniture, tools.