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Identify australian berry tree

Posted by SnailPot none (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 18, 13 at 17:58

Can someone help me identify this tree. A friend of mine from Australia wants to know what this tree is.


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RE: Identify australian berry tree

Maybe some type of Podocarpus. Link below shows one example of fruit.

Here is a link that might be useful: Podocarpus


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RE: Identify australian berry tree

The fruits do look like podocarpus, but am not sure about the leaves. The leaves seem to have an entirely different structure compared to the podocarpus images on the web. Thanks for the suggestion Carol.


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It may be another member of Podocarpaceae. There are other genera in that family. I am not familiar with them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Podocarpaceae


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resin in the conifer forum.. IDs conifers by cone ... never saw him here... might try over there

ken


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Thanks Ken. I will try to contact pineresin.


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Here's one more picture of the tree. The inset shows the details of the leaves.


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Agreed. Maybe Dacrydium cupressineum?


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Dacrydium cupressineum leaves have a different structure.


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Definitely something in the Podocarpaceae. Maybe Dacrycarpus dacrydioides (Kahikatea, from New Zealand). The foliage pics are a bit too blurred to tell for certain, can you get some sharper ones?

Resin


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Thanks resin. I have asked my friend to go and shoot some more pictures of the tree leaves.


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Hi,

Try Exocarpos cupressiformis.

Ted


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RE: Identify australian berry tree

Thank you very much Tedhort. You did it. My friend had mentioned something similar to Cherry Bella, and Exocarpus cupressiformis is also called cherry ballart. The tree was from You Yang's regional park in/near Melbourne, Asutralia. The following link has a picture of where it is known to exist in Australia.

http://asgap.org.au/e-cup.html

Thanks to all of you for the help and a special thanks to Ted.


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