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  Podocarpus fleuryi

 

Vietnam

Podocarpus fleuryi or Nageia fleuryi is a coniferous tree endemic to Vietnam and known in Vietnamese as kim giao. It has opposite or nearly opposite oval to lanceolate leaves, that are rather tick and hard.

 

The leaves are used in medicine to cure cough. The tree's solitary fruits grow from a thick stalk at the axil of two opposite leaves.

 

  Podocarpus fleuryi