Podocarpus salignus

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Podocarpus salignus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Podocarpus
Species: P. salignus
Binomial name
Podocarpus salignus

Podocarpus salignus is a species of coniferous evergreen tree in the Podocarpaceae family. It is found only in Chile, from 35 to 42° south latitude, where it is threatened by habitat loss. Growing up to 20 m (66 ft) in height and 1 m (3 ft) in diameter, the trunk is straight and cylindrical, with reddish-gray bark. In Chile it is known as Mañío de hojas largas (long-leaved).

Cultivation and uses[edit]

This tree is grown in gardens and parks of Chile, and has been introduced to the British Isles. It requires heavy rainfalls or high humidity, but withstands temperatures down to −25 °C (−13 °F).[1] It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]

The wood is of good quality, is yellowish colored, straight grained, and highly moisture resistant. It is used in furniture and construction.

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press 1992 ISBN 0-333-47494-5
  2. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Podocarpus salignus". Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  • Donoso, C. 2005. Árboles nativos de Chile. Guía de reconocimiento. Edición 4. Marisa Cuneo Ediciones, Valdivia, Chile. 136p.
  • Hechenleitner, P., M. Gardner, P. Thomas, C. Echeverría, B. Escobar, P. Brownless y C. Martínez. 2005. Plantas Amenazadas del Centro-Sur de Chile. Distribución, Conservación y Propagación. Universidad Austral de Chile y Real Jardín Botánico de Edimburgo, Valdivia. 188p.
  • Hoffman, Adriana 1982. Flora silvestre de Chile, Zona Araucana. Edición 4. Fundación Claudio Gay, Santiago. 258p.
  • Rodríguez, R. y M. Quezada. 1995. Gymnospermae. En C. Marticorena y R. Rodríguez [eds.], Flora de Chile Vol. 1, p 310-337. Universidad de Concepción, Concepción.
  • Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray 1981.
  • Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable 1974 ISBN 0-09-457920-2.
  • F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press 1951.
  • Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press 1992 ISBN 0-333-47494-5
  • Conifer Specialist Group 1998. Podocarpus salignus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.
  • " Podocarpus salignus ". Encyclopedia of Chilean Flora. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  • "Growing Podocarpus salignus in the British Isles". Plants for a Future. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  • Conifers Around the World: Podocarpus salignus - Willow-Leaf Podocarp