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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
(unranked): Gymnosperms
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Dacrydium

Dacrydium araucarioides
Dacrydium balansae
Dacrydium beccarii
Dacrydium comosum
Dacrydium cupressinum
Dacrydium cornwalliana
Dacrydium elatum
Dacrydium ericoides
Dacrydium gibbsiae
Dacrydium gracile
Dacrydium guillauminii
Dacrydium leptophyllum
Dacrydium lycopodioides
Dacrydium magnum
Dacrydium medium
Dacrydium nausoriense
Dacrydium nidulum
Dacrydium novo-guineense
Dacrydium pectinatum
Dacrydium spathoides
Dacrydium xanthandrum

Dacrydium is a genus of conifers belonging to the podocarp family Podocarpaceae. Sixteen species of evergreen dioecious trees and shrubs are presently recognized. The genus was first described by Solander in 1786, and formerly included many more species, which were divided into sections A, B, and C by Florin in 1931. The revisions of de Laubenfels and Quinn (see references), reclassified the former section A as the new genus Falcatifolium, divided Section C into new genera Lepidothamnus, Lagarostrobos and Halocarpus, and retained Section B as genus Dacrydium.


Image Scientific name Distribution
Dacrydium araucarioides New Caledonia
Dacrydium balansae.JPG Dacrydium balansae New Caledonia
Podocarpaceae (Dacrydium beccarii) (15742645126).jpg Dacrydium beccarii Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands
Dacrydium comosum Peninsular Malaysia
Dacrydium cupressinum 3.jpg Dacrydium cupressinum New Zealand
Dacrydium cornwalliana Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Gardenology.org-IMG 7513 qsbg11mar.jpg Dacrydium elatum Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
Dacrydium ericoides Malaysia
Dacrydium gibbsiae Borneo, Mount Kinabalu
Dacrydium gracile Malaysia
Dacrydium guillauminii New Caledonia
Dacrydium leptophyllum Indonesia
Dacrydium lycopodioides New Caledonia
Dacrydium magnum Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Dacrydium medium Indonesia, Malaysia
Dacrydium nausoriense Fiji
Dacrydium nidulum Fiji, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Dacrydium novo-guineense Papua New Guinea
Dacrydium pectinatum Borneo, Hainan, Philippines, Sumatra
Dacrydium spathoides Indonesia
Dacrydium xanthandrum Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines


The natural range of Dacrydium extends from New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji and the Solomon Islands through Malesia (New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines), to Thailand and southern China.


  • de Laubenfels, David J. 1969. A revision of the Melanesia and Pacific rainforest conifers, I. Podocarpaceae, in part. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 50:274-314.
  • Quinn, C.J. 1982. Taxonomy of Dacrydium Sol. ex Lamb. emend. de Laub. (Podocarpaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 30: 311-320.