Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Afrocarpus gracilior (Pilg.) C.N.Page

Family: Podocarpaceae Genus: Afrocarpus Species: Afrocarpus gracilior (Pilg.) C.N.Page






Synonym Podocarpus gracilior Pilg., Decussocarpus gracilior (Pilg.) de Laub. Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Fern Pine, East African Yellowwood Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name East African Yellowwood, Fern Pine Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 2400 m Fruit Type Cone
Habit Tree Fruit Details Globose green - black berry-like cone.
Habitat Grown as a tree, hedge, screen, or espalier, usually found in Montane forest. Bark Type Scaly
Distribution Native to the Afro-montane forests of Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Ornamental in other countries Bark Details Blakish brown in colour and scaly. Resinous smell quiet evident.
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species Tree, up to 20-40 m tall. Leaves spirally arranged, lance shaped. Flower not present. Fruit a cone. Leaf Details Leaves spirally arranged, lance shaped.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details