Dacrydium nidulum

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Dacrydium nidulum


Tree 10 to 30 m tall, 18-50 cm diam., with numerous branchlets forming a dense crown.


Asia-Tropical: Lesser Sunda Is. present; Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present, Central & SE. Celebes present, Halmaheira present, Japen Is present, Normanby present, Pacific: Fiji (Fiji present), Sumba present, W. Polynesia present, western parts of New Guinea present
W. Polynesia (Fiji); in Malesia: throughout New Guinea (incl. Normanby&Japen Is.) to the Moluccas (Halmaheira) and Central & SE. Celebes and the Lesser Sunda Islands (Sumba). Common in the western parts of New Guinea, but elsewhere populations are mostly rather isolated. .


There is some variation between the different widely distributed populations. In the Cycloop Mts and in Fiji the leaves are not apiculate and, particularly in Fiji, the leaves are nearly straight. Variations in length seem to be mainly a function of age or exposure, with younger and protected plants tending to have longer leaves.


GAUSSEN 1974: p. 42. – In: Gymn. Act. & Foss.: f. 688