Dacrycarpus

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Dacrycarpus
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Dacrycarpus dacrydioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Dacrycarpus
(Endlicher) de Laubenfels
Type species
Dacrycarpus dacrydioides
( A. Richard) de Laubenfels
Species

Dacrycarpus carpenterii[1] Dacrycarpus cinctus
Dacrycarpus compactus
Dacrycarpus cumingii
Dacrycarpus dacrydioides
Dacrycarpus expansus
Dacrycarpus imbricatus
Dacrycarpus kinabaluensis
Dacrycarpus steupii
Dacrycarpus vieillardii

Dacrycarpus is a genus of conifers belonging to the Podocarp family, Podocarpaceae. [2] The genus includes nine species of dioecious evergreen trees and shrubs to 55-60 meters in height. [3]

The species of Dacrycarpus range from New Zealand and Fiji, across New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to northern Myanmar and southern China. The greatest diversity (five species) exists in New Guinea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. J. Jordan. 1995. Extinct conifers and conifer diversity in the Early Pleistocene of western Tasmania. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 84(3): 375-387. "Two new, extinct species of conifer are described from Early to possibly Middle Pleistocene sediments at Regatta Point, western Tasmania. Dacrycarpus carpenterii Jordan, sp. nov. (Podocarpaceae) has morphological similarities to extant D. dacrydioides from New Zealand."
  2. ^ Christopher N. Page. 1990. "Podocarpaceae" pages 332-346. In: Klaus Kubitzki (general editor); Karl U. Kramer and Peter S. Green (volume editors) The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants volume I. Springer-Verlag: Berlin;Heidelberg, Germany. ISBN 978-0-387-51794-0
  3. ^ James E. Eckenwalder. 2009. Conifers of the World. Timber Press: Portland, OR, USA. ISBN 978-0-88192-974-4.

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