Afrocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) C.N. Page

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Synonyms: Podocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) R. Br. ex Mirb.
Podocarpus gracilior sensu Burtt Davy, non Pilg
Taxus falcata Thunb.
Common names: Outeniqua yellowwood (English) Small-leaved yellow-wood (English)
Status: Native
Notes: Not recorded from Malawi in Flora Zambesiaca (Volume 1 part 1: 85, 1960).
Derivation of specific name: falcatus: falcate or sickle-shaped, referring to the leaf shape.
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 46. as Afrocarpus falcata (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 40. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 88.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 17.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 19. As Podocarpus falcatus

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Pages 86 - 87.

Lewis, J. (1960). Podocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 84 - 85. (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 86 - 87. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Afrocarpus falcatus., retrieved 21 February 2024

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