Family: Lohansonko Latin name:
Podocaarpus macrophyllus (Thunb.) D. Don Aliases: Morphological characteristics:
Arbor, dark gray bark, scaly and cracking; branches and leaves dense. The leaves are spirally arranged, linear-lanceolate, 7-10 cm long, 5-8 mm wide, with a pointed or obtuse tip, a wedge-shaped base, short stalks, and prominent midribs on both sides. Male flower spikes, often 3-5 clusters of leaf axils; female ball flowers, solitary leaf axils, pedicellate. Seeds are ovoid, less than 1 cm in diameter, purple or purple-red when mature, covered with white powder, and grown on thick and fleshy seed trays, which are red or purple-red, with stalks. Flowering in May, seeds mature from November to November. Distribution and habits:
There are a few introductions in cities in the south of the province; they are distributed in provinces and regions south of the Yangtze River. Reproduction and cultivation:
Fruit can cure heartache. Seeds can also be used for cuttings. application:
The bark can kill insects and treat ringworm; fruit can cure heartache.