Podocarpaceae in tropical forests: a synthesis

Lucas A. Cernusak, Hylton Adie, Peter J. Bellingham, Edward Biffin, Timothy J. Brodribb, David A. Coomes, James W. Dalling, Ian A. Dickie, Neal J. Enright, Kanehiro Kitayama, Philip G. Ladd, Hans Lambers, Michael J. Lawes, Christopher H. Lusk, Robert J. Morley, Benjamin L. Turner

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The Podocarpaceae comprises 18 genera and about 173 species of evergreen, coniferous trees and shrubs. It is the most successful gymnosperm family in angiosperm-dominated tropical forests (Brodribb, this volume). Podocarps are distributed mainly in the Southern Hemisphere, with populations also extending as far north as China and Japan and to Mexico and the Caribbean in the neotropics (Dalling et al., this volume; Enright and Jaffré, this volume; Adie and Lawes, this volume).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-195
Number of pages7
JournalSmithsonian contributions to botany
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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