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Podocarpus salignus

(Podocarpus salignus)

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Description

Podocarpus salignus, the willow-leaf podocarp,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. The arching branches bear long, narrow, willow-like leaves, and red fleshy oval fruits where male and female plants are grown together. In Chile it is known as Mañío de hojas largas (long-leaved).

Taxonomic tree:

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