Podocarpus nubigenus

Leaves and male cones of Podocarpus nubigenus.

The Chilean Steineibe ( Podocarpus nubigenus, Syn: .. Nageia nubigena ( Lindl. ) F.Muell, P. nubicola Makoy ex Henk & Hochst, P. nubigena Lindl ), also coastal Steineibe called, is a flowering plant in the family of Podocarpus plants ( Podocarpaceae ). This species is native to Chile and south to Patagonia and grows in a very damp, cloudy area, especially in the Valdivian rainforest.


The Chilean Steineibe is an evergreen, slow-growing shrub or tree that can reach the stature heights of 25 m and trunk diameter 2 m. The alternate and spiral standing on strong branches leaves are sharply pointed, 1.5 to 5 cm long and 0.2 to 0.4 cm wide. The male pins are 1.5 to 2.5 cm long with a diameter of 0.3 cm. The nut -like, egg-shaped seeds are 8-9 × 6-7 mm, and sit on a fleshy aril.

The yellowish wood is of good quality.


  • Christopher J. Earle: Podocarpus nubigenus. In: The Gymnosperm Database. December 12, 2010, accessed on 31 October 2011 ( English).
  • Podocarpus nubigenus. In: Enciclopedia de la Flora Chilena. Accessed on 31 October 2011 ( Spanish).