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My tiny plant have had a tough childhood
- and that will continue!


The "Big Tree" in Woodville, between George and Knysna, South Africa. 

Author: Charles François Brisseau de Mirbel 1825
Family:  Podocarpaceae
Habitat:   East Coast of South Africa
Soil:   Mix or Peat
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Medium
Thickness:  35-280 centimetres
Height:  12-60 meters
Cones:  Crimson Reddish
Propagate:   Seeds
Names:   Quteniqua Yellowwood, Sickle-leaved Yellowwood
Synonyms:  Taxus falcata Thunb. 1800. Podocarpus gracilior sensu Burtt Davy, non Pilg. Could be Afrocarpus falcatus, C.N. Page 1988
This member of the Podocarpaceae was given this name by Charles François Brisseau de Mirbel in 1825. It is found along the eastern coast of South Africa, growing in a well drained mix or peat with some water and some sun. The tree can grow to 12 or even 60 meters height, and the stem can get three meters in diameter.