from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A small genus of Asian evergreen trees having columnar crowns and distinguished by leaves lacking a midrib; eastern Asia including India and Philippines and New Guinea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the family Taxaceæ. See Podocarpus and native deal.
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- n. small genus of Asian evergreen trees having columnar crowns and distinguished by leaves lacking a midrib; eastern Asia including India and Philippines and New Guinea
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The dominant plant families are the Lauraceae, Fagacaeae, Theaceae and Rosaceae, with some scattered Gymnosperms such as Podocarpus imbricatus, Podocarpus neriifolius, and Nageia fleuryi.
The only gymnosperm tree, Podocarpus (= Nageia) wallichianus, is also endemic.
The dominant species in these waterlogged sites typically are Dacrydium elatum and Podocarpus neriifolius, with a scattered distribution of P. (Nageia) fleuryi and P. (Dacrycarpus) imbricatus.