Dacrycarpus imbricatus var. robustus

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Dacrycarpus imbricatus var. robustus


Tree, 5-45 m tall, 5-130 cm diam.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sarawak present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present), Ceram present, Luzon present, Mindanao present, Morotai present
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak, once), Philippines (Luzon, Mindanao), Moluccas (Morotai, Ceram), and throughout New Guinea. .


Specimens from Borneo and the Philippines have been identified as D. steupii where the foliage leaves fall within the size range of this species because in these areas the distichous habit is lost rather early causing the foliage to resemble D. steupii closely. Unlike D. steupii, however, the leaves range to the smaller sizes of D. imbricatus. The involucral leaves in these areas, unlike elsewhere in D. imbricatus, are at least 5 mm long and curved upward. Perhaps this material represents a distinct variety.


RIDLEY 1937 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 244
sensu MERR. 1922 – In: En. Philip.: 3
VAN ROYEN 1979: p. 16. – In: Alpine Fl. New Guinea: f. 35d-g.
GIBBS 1917: Contr. Phytogeogr. Arfak Mts: 80: f. 4
WASSCHER 1941: p. 402. – In: Blumea: t. 4, f. 3
PILGER 1926 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 13: 245