Podocarpus neriifolius D.Don

Brown Pine

Family: Podocarpaceae

Genus: Podocarpus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Size: To 70' tall


Leaves similar to Oleander. Crown of tree is dome-shaped.


Native to China, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Thailand.

Published in Descr. Pinus v.2 p.21 in 1824 and in ed.3 #74 (as Podocarpus nereifolia.

This plant was first known to me through a living plant imported by the late Mr. Evans of Stepney, from Prince of Wales's Island, where it is known by the name of Wax Dammer. I have received numerous specimens of the same plant from Nepal, through the kindness of Dr. Wallich...


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