Podocarpus macrophyllus

Species: Podocarpus macrophyllus 

English Name: Buddhist Pine

Chinese Name: 羅漢松

Family: Podocarpaceae


The north most species of the genus. Also known as “Kusamaki conifer”. Can reach up to 20 m tall.

The ripe cones arils are edible, though the seed should not be eaten. Because of its resistance to termites and water it is use for quality wooden houses in Japan. Also used ad a feng shui tree.

©A. Moro

©A. Moro




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–  Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science 2005. Flora of Macao (Volume 1). Macao, SAR: Author