Decussocarpus fleuryi (Hickel) de Laub.
Podocarpus fleuryi Hickel
Nageia fleuryi is an evergreen tree with a pyramidal crown; it can grow 15 - 25 metres tall[
]. The straight bole is around 80cm in diameter[
A valuable timber tree, it is widely harvested from the wild and also has local medicinal use. It is grown as an ornamental in parks, along avenues and at pagodas and temples[
The tree is widely distributed but in disjunct populations throughout north-east Vietnam and south-east China. The timber is valued and is being selectively logged, therefore there is a suspected threat to this species. Rates of decline are not known. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
E. Asia - southern China, Vietnam.
Occurs sparsely in primary and slightly disturbed evergreen rain forests at elevations of 200 - 1,000 metres, usually mixed with Madhuca pasquieri, Vatica odorata and Quercus bambusaefolia[
|Conservation Status||Near Threatened
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Requires a sunny position[
A rather slow growing species, it does not regenerate very freely in its native environment[
The leaves are used in medicine to cure cough[
The white wood is light in weight, fine-grained, very beautiful, durable and resistant to termites and insects[
]. It is used for art works, chopsticks and cabinet work[
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