Bracteocarpus imbricatus (Blume) Bobrov & Melikya
Bracteocarpus kawaii (Hayata) A.V.Bobrov & Melikyan
Bracteocarpus papuanus (Ridl.) A.V.Bobrov & Melikyan
Dacrycarpus kawaii (Hayata) Gaussen
Dacrycarpus papuana (Ridl.) Gaussen
Nageia cupressina (R.Br. ex Benn.) F.Muell.
Podocarpus cupressinus R.Br. ex Benn.
Podocarpus cupressinus curvulus Miq.
Podocarpus horsfieldii R.Br. ex Wall.
Podocarpus imbricatus Blume
Podocarpus javanicus (Burm.f.) Merr.
Podocarpus kawaii Hayata
Podocarpus papuanus Ridl.
Thuja javanica Burm.f.
Foliage of a tree growing at Khao Yai National Park, near summit of Khao Khiao (c. 1300 m), Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
Photograph by: Tony Rodd
Dacrycarpus imbricatus is an evergreen tree with a large crown that is often dome-shaped; it can grow up to 50 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 25 metres, 100 - 150cm in diameter, exceptionally up to 200cm[
A valuable timber tree, it is commonly harvested from the wild and traded internationally[
]. The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental, it is a very popular bonsai subject[
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea, Fiji and Vanuatu.
Tropical forests at elevations from 300 - 1,000 metres[
]. Humid montane or sub-montane habitats such as mist forests or mountain rainforests. Often scattered but sometimes co-dominant; at elevations from 700 - 2,500 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of the humid tropics, where it is found at elevations from 300 - 2,500 metres. Within its range, the mean annual temperature is 18.0°c, with an average minimum in the coldest month of 11.7°c, and a mean annual precipitation of 2,569mm[
]. Plants can tolerate occasional, short-lived, light frosts, with temperatures falling as low as -1°c[
Young trees are shade tolerant, but become increasingly light-demanding as they grow older[
]. Prefers a fertile, moist and sandy soil[
Sometimes the stems of full-grown trees produce sprouts at their base[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required[
The wood is fine-grained, resistant to termites and insects, easy to work[
]. Of moderate quality, it is used for construction, furniture making, boxes, plywood and construction timber[
The aril surrounding the seed possibly contains germination inhibitors, and so should be removed from the seed as soon as possible[
]. Sow the seed in light shade in a nursery seedbed. Germination can take from 2 - 13 weeks[
Rooting of cuttings can be done from coppice material. In a test 7 - 10cm long cuttings were root dipped in ABT. After 3 months 80% of the cuttings had rooted successfully[
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