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Range of Podocarpus laubenfelsii (de Laubenfels 1988). Adapted from a map by www.expediamaps.com.

 

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Conservation status 2010: protocol 3.1

Podocarpus laubenfelsii

Tiong 1984

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Description

"Tree, 14-35 m tall, 20-60 cm diam. Foliage buds 2.5-4 mm long, the tips of the primary scales generally spreading. Juvenile leaves 11-24 by 1.7-2.4 cm. Adult leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 7-19 by 1-1.8 cm, narrowly acute to acuminate, narrowing more or less abruptly at the base to a 6-14 mm petiole, upper side of midrib a blunt ridge 0.8-1.2 mm wide and 0.2-0.3 mm high. Buds for pollen cones on a peduncle to 6 mm long or less commonly sessile. Pollen cones grouped (3) 4 (5), 2-4 cm long; microsporophylls more or less elongated. Seed with its covering at least 8 mm long but fully mature examples unknown" (de Laubenfels 1988).

Distribution and Ecology

Borneo: Sarawak (Labas), Sabah (Trusmadi and Kinabalu), E Kalimantan (Kutei). Scattered in primary rainforest and moss forest, growing as a large emergent on rocky ridges on kerangas, dominant in heath forests and on waterlogged acid soils of Agathis forests; at 600-1600 m elevation (de Laubenfels 1988).

The IUCN reports that this species is in decline. It is facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild due to severe fragmentation of its geographic range, coupled with ongoing loss of habitat.

Big tree

Oldest

Dendrochronology

Ethnobotany

Observations

Remarks

Citations

Tiong. 1984. Blumea 29(2):523.

See also

The species account at Threatened Conifers of the World.

Last Modified 2017-11-12