Podocarpus grayae—Northern Brown Pine, Weeping Brown Pine—PODOCARPACEAE

Podocarpus grayae

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Habitat—Grows in well developed Rainforest on a variety of sites.

Distribution— Endemic to Queensland, occurs in Cape York Peninsular and North East Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 1000 m.

Description—Medium to large tree with brown to dark brown bark that is often fissured and scaly on old trees

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach

Leaves.—Oblong to linear, pendulous, rather long, about 15 to 25 cm. Midrib raised on the upper surface and petiole ridged down the middle on the upper surface. No lateral veins visible on either side of the midrib.

Podocarpus grayae
Podocarpus grayae

Inflorescence.—Male cones about 20 to 60 by 3 to 5 mm. Peduncle nil or up to 1 mm long. Cones usually in clusters of about 1 to 4. Microsporophylls about 1.5 mm long.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit.—Receptacle large and fleshy, about 15 to 18 by 16 to 17 mm, red when the fruit is ripe. Fruits about 10 to 16 by 7 to 12 mm. Seeds about 9 to 14 by 6 to 9 mm.

Ripe.—Summer

Podocarpus grayae