Podocarpaceae is one of the largest families of coniferous plants consisting of 19 genera and140 species.They grow in shady and humid habitats primarily in the Southern Hemisphere.A small number of the Podocarpaceaeare found in India and East Asia.
The Podocarpaceae areevergreen trees, rarelyshrubs. The leaves range from large to smaller in size, egg-shaped or often linear or linear-spear-shaped in form. Podocarpaceae are primarily са dioecious, rarely monoecious plants.
Some genera are used as ornamental plants, as is the Podocarpus Persoongenus suitable and often used in the Chinese art of bonsai.