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Useful Tropical Plants

Prumnopitys ladei

(F.M.Bailey) de Laub.

Podocarpaceae

+ Synonyms

Podocarpus ladei F.M.Bailey

Stachycarpus ladei (F.M.Bailey) Gaussen

Stachypitys ladei (F.M.Bailey) A.V.Bobrov & Melikyan

Common Name:

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General Information

Prumnopitys ladei is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall, though often does not exceed 10 metres[
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The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood. The plant has excellent potential as an ornamental.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Australia - northeast Queensland

Habitat

Well-developed mountain rainforests, growing in granite-derived soils; at elevations from 1,000 - 1,200 metres[
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The Gymnosperm Database
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Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsWind
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Based on data from 10 collection localities, the climate preferences of Prumnopitys ladei include a mean annual temperature of 21°c, with an average minimum in the coldest month of 12°c, and a mean annual precipitation of 1,620mm. It can accept some frost when dormant, tolerating short-lived temperatures falling to between -1°c and +4.4°c[
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Title
The Gymnosperm Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.
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Title
Growing Native Plants
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Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/
Publisher
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
A series of articles giving details of cultivation and matters of general interest (including a few plant uses) on over 250 Australian plants.
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Because of its small leaves, tolerance of low light and slow growth, this species makes an excellent indoor plant and deserves greater recognition[
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Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
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Year
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An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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When cultivated in a garden situation this species exhibits a very symmetrical form with branches down to ground level[
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Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
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Year
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Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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A slow-growing plant[
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Title
Growing Native Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/
Publisher
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of articles giving details of cultivation and matters of general interest (including a few plant uses) on over 250 Australian plants.
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms must be grown if fruit and seed are required.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A useful general purpose timber[
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Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
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http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
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Year
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Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Propagation

Seed - presoak for 24 hours in warm water, then sow in a shady position in a nursery seedbed[
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Title
The Gymnosperm Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.
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Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2020-08-08. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Prumnopitys+ladei>

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