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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Sundacarpus
(J.Buchh. & E.G.Gray) C.N.Page
Species: S. amarus
Binomial name
Sundacarpus amarus
(Blume) C.N.Page

Sundacarpus is a genus of conifers containing a single species Sundacarpus amarus, belonging to the family Podocarpaceae. Sundacarpus was designated a genus by C.N.Page in 1989; formerly it had been classified variously as a species of Podocarpus or of Prumnopitys.

Sundacarpus amarus is a large evergreen tree, 10–60 m (33–197 ft) in height, with a trunk from 12–140 cm (4.7–55.1 in) in diameter. The leaves are 5–15 cm (2.0–5.9 in) long and narrow.

Sundacarpus amarus is native to parts of Australia and Malesia. In Australia, the genus is found only in Queensland, primarily on the Atherton Tableland and adjacent parts of northeastern coastal Queensland. It is quite common in New Guinea, New Britain, and New Ireland, where they are often found in montane forests together with southern beech (Nothofagus). Sundacarpus amarus is also found on the Indonesian islands of Buru, Halmahera, Morotai, Sulawesi, Lombok, Flores, Timor, Sumbawa, Java, Sumatra, in Sabah province on the island of Borneo and on Mindanao and Luzon in the Philippines.


  • Conifer Specialist Group (1998). Sundacarpus amarus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 5 May 2006.
  • de Laubenfels, D. J. (1988). Coniferales. P. 337-453 in Flora Malesiana, Series I, Vol. 10. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.
  • Page, C. N. (1989). New and maintained genera in the conifer families Podocarpaceae and Pinaceae. Notes of the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh 45 (2): 377-395.

External links

  • at the Gymnosperm DatabaseSundacarpus amarus
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