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Afrocarpus dawei

(Afrocarpus dawei)

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Description

Afrocarpus dawei is a species of conifer in the family Podocarpaceae.It is native to Africa,where it occurs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,Tanzania,and Uganda.This species is a tree that grows in swampy forest habitat that is flooded in the rainy season.It is associated with Baikiaea minor and Mimusops species.This tree is valuable as timber because it grows a long trunk without many branches.It is likely overharvested,one reason that it is considered to be a near-threatened species.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Pinopsida
Order:Pinales
Family:Podocarpaceae
Genus:Afrocarpus
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