Dacrydium xanthandrum

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Dacrydium xanthandrum


Shrub to tree, 2-36 m tall, up to 70 cm diam.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present, Sarawak present); Malaya present; New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present), Atjeh present, Bougainville present, Bt. Raya present, Central E. Celebes present, Central Kalimantan present, Mindoro present, Mt Mulu present, Mt Murud present, N. Sumatra present, New Britain present, Solomon Islands present
Solomon Islands (Bougainville); in Malesia: New Guinea (incl. New Britain), Central E. Celebes (2 coll.), Philippines (Mindoro, 1 coll.), Borneo (Sabah; Central Kalimantan: Bt. Raya; Sarawak: Mt Mulu, Mt Murud), N. Sumatra (Atjeh, 1 coll.), and Malaya. Locally discontinuous. .


See comments under D. beccarii. The distinctly bifacially flattened leaves, generally concave on the axial surface, contrast strongly with the fine and distinctly more crowded leaves of D. beccarii. The difference is particularly noticeable on young plants. Fertile structures, like new shoots, are normally produced as is usual in the family after a period of rest but the examples of terminal seed-bearing structures without the usual subtending short shoot with reduced leaves apparently have appeared without the intervening rest period.


GAUSSEN 1974: p. 34. – In: Gymn. Act. & Foss.: f. 683
DE LAUB. 1969: p. 304. – In: J. Arn. Arb.: f. 5