Podocarpus henkelii, commonly Henkel's yellowwood or the drooping-leaved yellowwood, is a large, erect tree reaching heights sometimes beyond 20 m (SA Tree List No. 17).
The characteristic long, narrow, curved and drooping leaves taper at both apex and base. The tree is dioecious with large, light green oval fruits (occurring on the female trees).
The species distribution is in the east of the Eastern Cape and the south of KwaZulu-Natal, also the east of Lesotho.
The habitat is moist evergreen forests in mountainous areas, to some extent also coastal forests. The species is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Coates Palgrave, 2002; http://redlist.sanbi.org).