Lepidothamnus fonkii Phil.

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'Lepidothamnus fonkii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lepidothamnus/lepidothamnus-fonkii/). Accessed 2024-02-24.

Synonyms

  • Dacrydium fonkii (Phil.) Ball

Glossary

appressed
Lying flat against an object.
keeled
With a prominent ridge.

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New article for Trees and Shrubs Online.

Recommended citation
'Lepidothamnus fonkii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lepidothamnus/lepidothamnus-fonkii/). Accessed 2024-02-24.


Editorial Note

The text below is that of Bean (1981) who discussed this taxon under the name Dacrydium fonkii. We have created this hybrid article – Bean’s text under the correct modern name, with appropriate synonymy – whilst we await sponsorship to enable a full revision of this genus to be written. We are re-organising the Podocarpaceae text in this way to enable a new revision of Podocarpus to commence in early 2022.

TC, February 2022.


A shrublet with erect, whipcord branchlets, said to grow no more than 1 ft or so high. Leaves appressed, closely imbricated, keeled at the back, with blunt, incurved tips. Seeds as in L. laxifolium. A native of the coastal area of Chile, mostly below 42° S., where it is often associated with Pilgerodendron uviferum. It is said to be common in the Chonos Archipelago (c. 45° S.). It may not be in cultivation in Britain. Quinn also transfers to Lepidothamnus the New Zealand species D. intermedium, which is a tree to about 50 ft high.