Podocarpus perrieri Gaussen & Woltz (1975:319)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Podocarpus rostratus var. perrieri (Gaussen & Woltz) Silba in J. Int. Conifer Preserv. Soc. 7: 39 (2000); Podocarpus rostratus subsp. perrieri (Gaussen & Woltz) Silba in J. Int. Conifer Preserv. Soc. 17: 18 (2010)


There has historically been some doubt over the species' validity, with some authors considering it synonymous with P. rostratus (de Laubenfels, 1985; Eckenwalder, 2009). But it has been more recently treated as a valid species, starting with (Farjon, 2010; fide Earle, 2023).


Conservation Status

Missing (Farjon et al., 2006)

Last record: 1951 (Farjon, 2013)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


The species is known from two definite collections, in 1925 and 1951 (Farjon, 2013). A reported collection of the species from 2017 has not been verified (Earle, 2023).





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Gaussen, H. and Woltz, P. (1975). Anatomie foliaire de quelques Podocarpus malgaches de haute montagne. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Toulouse 111: 319.


Other references:

de Laubenfels, David J. (1985). A taxonomic revision of the genus Podocarpus. Blumea 30: 51-278.

Earle, Christopher J. (2023). Podocarpus perrieri. The Gymnosperm Database (online). Available at: [Accessed 17 October 2023]

Eckenwalder, James E. (2009). Conifers of the World. Portland, OR: Timber Press. ISBN 978-0-88192-974-4.

Farjon, A. (2010). A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.

Farjon, A. (2013). Podocarpus perrieri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T42560A2988116. Downloaded on 27 December 2015.

Farjon, A. (2019). Podocarpus perrieri, from the website: ‘Threatened Conifers of The World’ ( Downloaded on 17 October 2023.

Farjon, A., Bachman, S., Gardner, M. F., Luscombe, D., Reynolds, C. and Thomas, P. (2006). Conservation Assessments of Data Deficient [DD] Conifers Using Herbarium and Geographical Information System [GIS] data. RBG Kew, Bedgebury Pinetum, RBGE, Edinburgh. [NB: the square brackets in the title are actually supposed to be round brackets, but for some reason I get a 403 error if I use round brackets...]

Gaussen, H. (1976). Les Gymnospermes actuelles et fossiles. Fasc. 14: Les Podocarpacées. Trav. Lab. Forest. Toulouse, T.2, sect.1, vol. 1, chap. 21.

Stockey, Ruth A., Frevel, Brenda J. and Woltz, Philippe. (1998). Cuticle micromorphology of Podocarpus, subgenus Podocarpus, section Scytopodium (Podocarpaceae) of Madagascar and South Africa. International Journal of Plant Sciences 159(6): 923-940.


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