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Leaves and fruit. Copyright G. Sankowsky
Trunk. Copyright G. Sankowsky
10th leaf stage, cotyledons still attached, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves. Copyright G. Sankowsky
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Podocarpus elatus R.Br. ex Endl.
Endlicher, S.L. (1847) Synopsis Coniferarum: 213. Type: NSW, Hunter & Paterson Rivers, R. Brown Iter Austral. 3117; syn: BM; iso: K.
Nageia elata (Endl.) F.Muell., Select Plants readily eligible for Industrial Culture or Naturalisation in Victoria: 138(1876), Type: ?. Podocarpus ensifolius Carriere, Traite Generale des Coniferes: 456(1855), Type: Tasmania & Cape Grafton, 18 June 1821, A. Cunningham; holo: BM; iso: K.
White Plum; Brown Pine; Goongum; Native Deal; Pencil Cedar; Pine; Pine, Plum; Pine, She; Pine, Yellow; Plum Pine; Plum, White; She Pine; White Pine; Yellow Pine; Pine, Brown
Male cones about 15 x 2 mm, peduncle nil or very short. Microsporophylls about 0.5-0.6 mm long.
Cotyledons linear, about 15 x 2 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade linear, apex aristate, base attenuate, glabrous, midrib slightly raised on the upper surface, no lateral veins visible. Cataphylls produced among the true leaves.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia, occurs in NT, CYP, NEQ and southwards as far as south-eastern New South Wales but rare in NEQ. Altitudinal range in CYP from near sea level to 600 m. Grows in well developed rain forest but is more abundant in drier rain forest.
A useful carving timber. The timber of this species is useful and can be used for much the same purposes as Sundacarpus amara. Swain (1928).
A well known tree commonly planted in parks and larger gardens especially through out its southern range.