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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Nageia motleyi

(Parlatore) de Laubenfels 1987

Common names

Malaya: podo kebal musang; Sumatra: kayu bawa, setebal (Palembang); Sarawak: medang buloh (Simunjan) (de Laubenfels 1988).

Taxonomic notes

Syn: Dammara motleyi Parl. 1862; Podocarpus beccarii Parl. 1868; N. beccarii (Parl.) Gordon 1875; Agathis motleyi (Parl.) Warb. 1900; Podocarpus motleyi (Parl.) Dümmer 1914; Decussocarpus motleyi (Parl.) de Laub. 1969 (de Laubenfels 1988).


"Tree to 54 m high. Leaves 3-5(-7.5) by 1.5-2.2 (-2.8) cm, 1.5-3 times as long as broad; petiole 2-3 mm. Pollen cones solitary and sessile in the leaf axils, 15-20 by 5-6 mm. Apex of microsporophylls lanceolate to acuminate, at least 2 mm long. Seed-bearing structure solitary on a scaly 2-5 mm peduncle. Receptacle with 5-9 sterile, spreading, slightly enlarged bracts, 8-12 mm long before becoming ripe and fleshy. Seed with its covering 13-16 mm diam." (de Laubenfels 1988).

Distribution and Ecology

Extreme S Thailand; Malesia: Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak & SE Borneo). "Scattered in primary and secondary rain-forest, from very low altitude (15 m) to c. 500 m. It occurs on slopes and hills on dry soil, but also in Borneo in two different situations: in Sarawak it is collected on deep peat in a mixed ramin-peat swamp, but also on ridges and hillsides in bindang-dipterocarp forest and at Lawas at 1000 m on podsolic sandy loam" (de Laubenfels 1988).

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See also

The species account at Threatened Conifers of the World.

Last Modified 2017-12-29