In 11 trees Podocarpus branches from a basal polytomy; in 11 other trees it branches from the base of subclade that also bears Dolmitia, Pseudovoltzia, and the group 1 taxa; and in 12 trees Podocarpus is a sister genus with Majonica.
The genus is linked in different ways on a subclade consisting of Pseudovoltzia, Dolmitia, and Araucaria and occurs as a sister genus with Dolmitia in two of these trees.
In 5 of the 10 equally parsimonious trees Aethophyllum branches from an unresolved trichotomy as in the strict consensus; in four trees it is a sister genus with Pseudovoltzia, and in one it is a sister genus with Dolmitia.
In one it is a sister taxon with Dolmitia; in four it shares a node with the latter genus and its sister genus Pseudovoltzia.
Three of the eight equally parsimonious trees show Swedenborgia as a sister genus with Araucaria,' two show it as a sister genus with Dolmitia; and in two trees Swedenborgia branches from an unresolved trichotomy with the two latter genera.
In one of the equally parsimonious trees Voltzia occurs as a sister genus with Majonica.
Twelve trees show Ullmannia as a sister genus with Majonica.
1994) found Sciadopitys to be a sister genus of Podocarpus.