Podocarpus costalis muroii Silba
Podocarpus macrophyllus grandifolius Pilg.
Podocarpus macrophyllus liukiuensis Warb.
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)[
E. Asia - Taiwan, eastern and southern Japan
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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The tree may be planted in city parks as an ornamental, masquerading under the general name Podocarpus macrophyllus, to which it is superficially similar[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
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[
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[
]. 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[