Dacrycarpus is a genus of conifers belonging to the family Podocarpaceae.[2] The genus includes nine species of dioecious evergreen trees and shrubs to 55–60 metres (180–197 ft) in height.[3]

Dacrycarpus dacrydioides
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Gymnosperms
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Araucariales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Dacrycarpus
(Endlicher) de Laubenfels
Type species
Dacrycarpus dacrydioides

Dacrycarpus carpenterii[1] Dacrycarpus cinctus
Dacrycarpus compactus
Dacrycarpus cumingii
Dacrycarpus dacrydioides
Dacrycarpus expansus
Dacrycarpus imbricatus
Dacrycarpus kinabaluensis
Dacrycarpus steupii
Dacrycarpus vieillardii


The species of Dacrycarpus range from New Zealand and Fiji, across New Caledonia, New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to northern Myanmar and southern China. The greatest diversity (five species) exists in New Guinea.

Image Scientific name Distribution
Dacrycarpus cinctus Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Dacrycarpus compactus Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Dacrycarpus cumingii Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
  Dacrycarpus dacrydioides New Zealand
Dacrycarpus expansus Papua New Guinea.
  Dacrycarpus imbricatus Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand, Vanuatu, and Vietnam
Dacrycarpus kinabaluensis Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
Dacrycarpus steupii Indonesia.
Dacrycarpus vieillardii New Caledonia.


  1. ^ G. J. Jordan. 1995. Extinct conifers and conifer diversity in the Early Pleistocene of western Tasmania. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 84(3): 375-387. "Two new, extinct species of conifer are described from Early to possibly Middle Pleistocene sediments at Regatta Point, western Tasmania. Dacrycarpus carpenterii Jordan, sp. nov. (Podocarpaceae) has morphological similarities to extant D. dacrydioides from New Zealand."
  2. ^ Christopher N. Page. 1990. "Podocarpaceae" pages 332-346. In: Klaus Kubitzki (general editor); Karl U. Kramer and Peter S. Green (volume editors) The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants volume I. Springer-Verlag: Berlin;Heidelberg, Germany. ISBN 978-0-387-51794-0
  3. ^ James E. Eckenwalder. 2009. Conifers of the World. Timber Press: Portland, OR, USA. ISBN 978-0-88192-974-4.

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