Podocarpaceae (yellowwood family) Podocarpus

Podocarpus macrophyllus yew pine

Eastern China, Japan
Podocarpus macrophyllus at Durand Building. Sairus Patel, 19 Jan 2023
Podocarpus macrophyllus cones. John Rawlings, ca. 2005

A tall specimen stands on the north side of Durand Building near the west corner. A hedge in the Science and Engineering Quad near the olive grove may be the smaller maki variety, the shrubby yew pine.

See the drooping leaves of the related P. henkelii, long-leafed yellowwood, at 2349 Dartmouth Street in Palo Alto, at the fence on the California Avenue side.

Name derivation: Podocarpus – From Gk. podos (foot) and karpos (seed) referring to the fleshy receptacle on which the fruit is borne; macrophyllus – large-leaved.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Edits; P. henkelii added (Jan 2024, SP).