The Gymnosperm Database


Range of Podocarpus confertus (de Laubenfels 1988). Adapted from a map by


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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Podocarpus confertus

de Laubenfels 1985

Common names

Taxonomic notes


"Tree 1-36 m tall. Foliage buds 6-10 mm long. Juvenile leaves up to 20 by 1.2 cm. Adult leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 5-12 cm by 7-11 mm, acute, narrowing at the base to a 3-6 mm petiole; midrib above obtuse, 1 mm wide and 0.2-0.3 mm high, collapsing when dry to form a narrow irregular ridge or becoming completely flat, upper hypoderm continuous. Pollen cones 3-4.5 cm, sessile, solitary or occasionally in pairs; apex of microsporophyll triangular, 0.3-0.5 mm long. Seed-bearing structure on a 5-13mm peduncle; foliola 5-6mm long; receptacle 8-12 mm, formed of two unequal bracts. Seed with its covering 10-11 by 6-6.5 mm" (de Laubenfels 1988).

Distribution and Ecology

Malesia: Borneo (Sabah: Mt Silam). Subdominant in somewhat open and sometimes stunted forest from 90 to 1200 m elevation. Found in dense local populations on various poor soils, some or most of which are ultrabasic (de Laubenfels 1988).

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See also

The species account at Threatened Conifers of the World.

Last Modified 2017-12-29