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Range of Nageia maxima (de Laubenfels 1988). Adapted from a map by


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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Nageia maxima

(de Laub.) de Laub. 1987

Common names

Landin paya [Naman Forest Res.] (de Laubenfels 1988).

Taxonomic notes

Syn: Decussocarpus maximus de Laubenfels; Podocarpus maximus (de Laubenfels) Gaussen (de Laubenfels 1988).


"Erect shrub to tree, 1-10 m high. Leaves (8-) 16-34 by (3-) 6-9.5 cm, acuminate, 2.5-3.5 times as long as broad; petiole 4-10 mm. Pollen cones in groups of up to 9 on a 3-10 mm peduncle, 12-20 by 2.5-3 mm. Apex of microsporophyll more or less lanceolate, 0.5-1 mm long. Seed-bearing structure solitary or grouped to as many as five on a scaly shoot c. 6 mm long, the individual peduncles up to 12 mm long, not forming a fleshy receptacle. Seed and its cover 16-188 mm diam." (de Laubenfels 1988).

Distribution and Ecology

Borneo: Sarawak, very local. Locally common in the understory of rainforest on ridge in Bako National Park and in the peat-swamp forest, from ca. 0-120 m (de Laubenfels 1988).

The IUCN classifies this taxon as "vulnerable." The population is characterised by an acute restriction in its area of occupancy (typically less than 100 km2) or in the number of locations (typically less than five). It is prone to the effects of human activities (or chance events whose impact is increased by human activities) within a very short period of time in an unforeseeable future, and is thus capable of becoming critically endangered or even extinct in a very short period. This analysis dates to 1998 and need to be updated.

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Last Modified 2012-11-23