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Range of Falcatifolium papuanum (de Laubenfels 1988). Adapted from a map by


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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Falcatifolium papuanum

de Laub. 1969

Common names

Mungag [Hagen Togoba]; tugl [Wahgi, Minj] (de Laubenfels 1988).

Taxonomic notes

Syn: Dacrydium falciforme [not (Parl.) Pilger] Laut. (de Laubenfels 1988).


"Tree 6-22 m tall, 8-40 cm diam. Seedling leaves 6-18 by 0.6-0.8 mm. Juvenile leaves the same as the smaller adult leaves, glaucous beneath. Adult leaves falcate and then more or less linear in the distal part of the leaf or tapering slightly, narrowing almost abruptly to an apiculate apex, the apex occasionally bent slightly forward, 10-20 by 2-4 mm. Pollen cones 5-13 mm long and 2-2.5 mm diam. Receptacle and seed each 6-7 mm longt; (de Laubenfels 1988).

Distribution and Ecology

New Guinea, moist mountain forests at 1500-2400 m . Grows in the understory; typical associates include Nothofagus, Myrtaceae and other Podocarpaceae (de Laubenfels 1988).

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"An entire plant scarcely 20 cm tall with tiny leaves mentioned and illustrated in the type description from the Vogelkop either represents perhaps a reduced form of exposed ridges or a distinct new species" (de Laubenfels 1988).


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Last Modified 2012-11-23