Podocarpus ladei F.M.Bailey
Stachycarpus ladei (F.M.Bailey) Gaussen
Stachypitys ladei (F.M.Bailey) A.V.Bobrov & Melikyan
Prumnopitys ladei is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall, though often does not exceed 10 metres[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood. The plant has excellent potential as an ornamental.
Australia - northeast Queensland
Well-developed mountain rainforests, growing in granite-derived soils; at elevations from 1,000 - 1,200 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
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[
]. Although found naturally in the wet tropics, the plant can be grown successfully in sub-tropical and cooler districts, such as Canberra[
Because of its small leaves, tolerance of low light and slow growth, this species makes an excellent indoor plant and deserves greater recognition[
When cultivated in a garden situation this species exhibits a very symmetrical form with branches down to ground level[
A slow-growing plant[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms must be grown if fruit and seed are required.
A useful general purpose timber[
Seed - presoak for 24 hours in warm water, then sow in a shady position in a nursery seedbed[
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