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Taxon: Afrocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) C. N. Page

Genus: Afrocarpus
Family: Podocarpaceae
Nomen number: 403361
Place of publication: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 45:383. 1989 ("1988") "falcata"
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Jul-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 (4 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)


Common names:

  • bastard yellowwood  (Source: F SAfr) - English
  • common yellowwood  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • outeniqua yellowwood  (Source: F SAfr) - English
  • outeniekwa-geelhout  (Source: F SAfr) - Afrikaans
  • gewöhnliches Agrogelbholz  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: revegetator
  • Human food:
  • Materials: wood (timber, as Podocarpus falcatus); wood (timber, as Podocarpus falcatus)

Distributional Range:


    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique (s.)
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal, Cape Province]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  2. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. (F SAfr)
  3. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  4. Farjon, A. World checklist and bibliography of conifers. 1998 (L Conifers)
  5. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  6. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  7. Teketay, D. 1994. Focus on the podo tree Agroforest. Today 6:11.
  8. Teketay, D. 1993. Problems associated with raising trees from seeds. The Ethiopean exprerience (Restor Trop Forest) 95.

Check other web resources for Afrocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) C. N. Page :

  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=403361. Accessed 21 April 2019.