Characteristics of Buddhist Pine Tree (Podocarpus macrophyllus) in the Wild
Published by Admin on 07/15/2020 In category Fruit Tree
Buddhist pine is a coniferous plant in the genus Podocarpus in the Podocarpaceae family originating from Japan and China. Common names for this tree include Yew Plum Pine, Buddhist Pine, and Fern Pine.
In Japan, the Buddhist pine tree is referred to as Kusamaki and Inumaki. In China, it is known as Luóhàn Sōng or Arhat Pine. While in Indonesia he is known by the name of Lohansung or Melur.
Characteristics of Buddhist Pine Leaf
The leaves are strands of 6-12 cm long and about 1 cm wide.
Characteristics of Buddhist Pine Fruit
The cone-shaped fruit grows on stems, and has 2-4 scales, usually 1 or 2 holes, each hole in the fruit carries a single apical seed measuring 10-15 mm. When ripe, the fruit scales will develop and turn reddish-purple.
Characteristics of Buddhist Pine Tree
This is a medium-sized tree, reaching a maximum height of 25 meters. This tree usually grows in the lowlands ranging from 10 m asl to 1,000 m asl in forests, open land, and savanna.
BENEFITS OF BUDDHIST PINE TREE
The wood has a very high market value in Hong Kong, also used for the manufacture of quality wooden houses in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
The tree is popular as an ornamental tree in the yard and garden area, especially in Asia and the southeastern United States.