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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Falcatifolium
de Laub.

Falcatifolium angustum
Falcatifolium falciforme
Falcatifolium gruezoi
Falcatifolium papuanum
Falcatifolium sleumeri
Falcatifolium taxoides

Falcatifolium is a genus of conifers belonging to the podocarp family Podocarpaceae. The genus includes evergreen dioecious shrubs and large trees of up to 36 metres (118 ft). Five species are presently recognized. The genus was first described by de Laubenfels in 1969, and is composed of species formerly classified in genus Dacrydium.

Genus Facatifolium ranges from New Caledonia to the Malay Peninsula, including New Guinea, the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Borneo, and the Obi and Riau Islands, and the Philippine island of Mindoro.

Falcatifolium taxoides from New Caledonia is the exclusive host of the Parasitaxus usta, the only known parasitic gymnosperm.


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  • de Laubenfels, David J. 1988. Coniferales. P. 337-453 in Flora Malesiana, Series I, Vol. 10. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.
  • de Laubenfels, D. J. 1959. Parasitic conifer found in New Caledonia. Science, 130(3367), 97-97.