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Useful Temperate Plants

Podocarpus fasciculus

de Laub.

Podocarpaceae

+ Synonyms

Podocarpus costalis muroii Silba

Podocarpus macrophyllus grandifolius Pilg.

Podocarpus macrophyllus liukiuensis Warb.

Common Name:

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General Information

Podocarpus fasciculus is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Podocarpus fasciculus has previously been assessed as Endangered in Taiwan or as Near Threatened at the global level on the basis of limited distribution and continuing decline. These assessments used the previous IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. Under version 3.1 (IUCN 2001) the extent of occurrence is beyond the threshold for Vulnerable. However, it is very likely that there has been a past decline of at least 30% due to selective logging (in Taiwan), clear-felling, selective logging and the conversion of forests for agriculture or plantation forestry (Ryukyu Islands and Japan) within the last three generations where one generation is estimated to be at least 25 years. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Taiwan, eastern and southern Japan

Habitat

Evergreen, lower montane to montane forests, often as an understorey but reaching the canopy in lower forest types on the Ryukyu Islands; at elevations from 1,500 - 2,500 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsWind
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The tree may be planted in city parks as an ornamental, masquerading under the general name Podocarpus macrophyllus, to which it is superficially similar[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

In Taiwan this species has been exploited for its timber, but as most trees do not attain large size, its commercial importance is limited. The wood is used for light construction, carpentry, and sometimes furniture making[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Propagation

The seed can be sown at any time of the year in a sandy soil in a warm greenhouse, though it is probably best sown as soon as it is ripe[
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Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe terminal shoots, 5 - 10cm long, mid summer in a frame[
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Title
Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.
Publication
 
Author
Sheat. W. G.
Publisher
MacMillan and Co
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.
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Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-06-16. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Podocarpus+fasciculus>

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