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Broad leaved brown pine

(Podocarpus dispermus)

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Description

Podocarpus dispermus is a species of conifer in the family Podocarpaceae known commonly as the broad-leaved brown pine. It is endemic to Queensland, Australia, where it is limited to the eastern Atherton Tableland. This species grows in scattered subpopulations. It is part of the rainforest understory. The seed is dispersed by southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) and musky rat-kangaroos (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus).

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Pinopsida
Order:Pinales
Family:Podocarpaceae
Genus:Podocarpus
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