Asked by: Dorene Azillona
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th January, 2020

Is Podocarpus fruit edible?

A similar looking shrub planted locally has toxic fruit, and parts of the Podocarpus are toxic as well save for the aril. That aril can ripen to red, blue or dark purple. The point is the fleshy aril pulp is edible raw or cooked. The seed is not edible.

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Correspondingly, is Podocarpus toxic?

Toxicity to pets This plant, which is also called the Yew Pine, Southern Yew, or Podocarpus, can be poisonous when ingested. The fruits and leaves of this plant contain an unknown toxin that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea when consumed.

Additionally, what does a podocarpus look like? Podocarpus are evergreen shrubs or trees, usually from 1 to 25 metres (3 to 82 ft) tall, known to reach 40 metres (130 ft) at times. The cones have two to five fused cone scales which form a fleshy, berry-like, brightly coloured receptacle at maturity.

Correspondingly, is Podocarpus Gracilior poisonous?

Similarly, Podocarpus gracilior [East African Yellowwood, Fern Pine, Weeping Podocarpus] is a non-native species which was mentioned in a few web discussions as toxic [2 strikes: non-native AND possibly toxic!].

How fast does a podocarpus grow?

Podocarpus gracilior, or fern pine, can reach 60' in old age, but grows very slowly (less than 6" per year).

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