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"Range of four species of the genus Falcatifolium" (de Laubenfels 1988).


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Conservation status

Falcatifolium gruezoi

de Laub. 1988

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Syn: Dacrydium falciforme [non (Parl.) Pilger] Foxw. ex Merr. 1907 (de Laubenfels 1988). " Type: GRUEZO WM 4052 (L, holo; CALP, iso), Naujan, Paitan access, Paitaraan (Mt Halcon area), Mindoro Oriental, Philippines" (de Laubenfels 1988).


"Tree 4-12 m tall. Juvenile leaves to 7.5 cm by 7 mm, falcate with the apex curved forward more or less parallel with the branch; lanceolate. Adult leaves in the shade smaller, 3.5 cm by 6-7 mm; sun leaves even smaller, 13-20 by 3.5-6 mm, acute, apiculate, glaucous. Pollen cones 1.7-6 cm long and 1.5-3 mm diam. Receptacle of the seed-bearing structure 2 mm long; seed 7 mm long" (de Laubenfels 1988).

Distribution and Ecology

Philippines (Luzon: Tayabas, Nueva Ecija; Mindoro; Panay; Mindanao: Davao, Surigao); Celebes: Manado (Poso; Gorontalo; Palu); Moluccas (Obi). "In exposed locations along ridges or on the borders of open areas, 1600-2200 m in the Philippines, 1200-1400 m in Celebes, 700 m in Obi" (de Laubenfels 1988).

Big tree






See note under F. falciforme.


See also

Last Modified 2012-11-23