Dacrydium novo-guineense

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Dacrydium novo-guineense


Tree, 1.5-29 m tall, up to 50 cm diam., with ascending branches and numerous branchlets producing a dense rounded crown. Seed 5 mm long and dark brown.


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present, Buru present, Central & SE. Celebes present, Obi present
Malesia: Central & SE. Celebes, Moluccas (Buru, Obi), and throughout New Guinea. .


Other scale-leaved species of Dacrydium occur in the Antarctic forests of Tasmania, New Zealand, and Chile. Dacrydium novo-guineense is a tropical highland tree while, among the scale-leaved group in Dacrydium, only D. elatum occurs in tropical lowlands.


GAUSSEN 1974: p. 44. – In: Gymn. Act. & Foss.: f. 693
DE LAUB. 1969 – In: J. Arn. Arb.: 286