Podocarpus macrophyllus
shrubby yew pine

Podocarpaceae (yellowwood family)
China, Japan
Podocarpus macrophyllus cones. John Rawlings, ca. 2005

A hedge in the Science and Engineering Quad separating the olive grove from the stone pines may be the maki, or smaller, form of P. macrophyllus. A tall specimen on the north side of Durand Building near the west corner is the plain species.

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.