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Useful Tropical Plants

Nageia motleyi

(Parl.) de Laub.

Podocarpaceae

+ Synonyms

Agathis motleyi (Parl.) Warb.

Dammara motleyi Parl.

Decussocarpus motleyi (Parl.) de Laub.

Podocarpus beccarii Parl.

Podocarpus motleyi (Parl.) Dummer

Common Name:

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General Information

Nageia motleyi is an evergreen tree growing up to 54 metres tall. The bole is straight[
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Title
The Gymnosperm Database
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http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
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0
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A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.
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Like many other tropical Podocarps, this species produces a valuable timber that is used for construction, plywood, veneer and furniture
As this species is predominantly found in lowland tropical rainforest, its area of occupancy has been substantially reduced over the last three decades due to logging and the conversion of forest to agriculture, especially palm oil production. In many areas at least 50% of the tropical rainforest has been converted and this trend is continuing. The species is relatively rare within its range and is declining. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
The Gymnosperm Database
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http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
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0
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Description
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.

Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland forest, usually on dry soils but also recorded from peat swamps; at elevations up to 500 metres[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height45.00 m
PollinatorsWind
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms must be grown if seed is required[
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Title
The Gymnosperm Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
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Description
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A valuable timber, it is used for construction, plywood, veneer and furniture[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Year
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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This species is one of several that are traded collectively under the name 'podo'. The general description of podo wood is as follows:-
The heartwood is light yellow with a greenish tinge or light golden brown; it is not clearly demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is very fine and even; the grain is straight. The wood can vary considerably in hardness and density; it is fairly strong; non-durable under exposed conditions. It seasons well without serious degrade. It is easy to work with hand and machine tools; planed surfaces are smooth and lustrous. The wood is suitable for many decorative purposes, interior finishings, panelling, high class furniture and cabinets, fancy plywood and flooring[
996
Title
A Dictionary of Malaysian Timbers
Publication
Malayan Forest Records No. 30
Author
Wong T.M.
Website
http://Elaeocarpaceae
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-29-1
Description
A fairly comprehensive guide to Malaysian timbers, giving their properties and the main tree species from which they are obtained.
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Propagation

Seed - can be sown at any time of the year in a sandy soil, though it is probably best sown as soon as it is ripe[
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Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
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Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out when large enough.
Cuttings of half-ripe terminal shoots, 5 - 10cm long in a frame[
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Title
Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.
Publication
 
Author
Sheat. W. G.
Publisher
MacMillan and Co
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.
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