Prumnopitys ladei (F.M.Bailey) de Laub.
Laubenfels, D.J. de (1978) Blumea 24: 190.
Mount Spurgeon Black Kauri Pine; Pine, Mt Spurgeon; Mt Spurgeon Pine; Brown Pine; Mount Spurgeon Kauri Pine; Pine, Brown; Pine, Mount Spurgeon Black Kauri
Male cones about 7-20 x 2-2.5 mm, peduncle short or nil.
Seeds eaten by native rats. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Because of its small leaves, tolerance of low light and slow growth, this species makes an excellent indoor plant and deserves greater recognition.
When cultivated in a garden situation this species exhibits a very symmetrical form with branches down to ground level.
A rare species but produces a useful general purpose timber. Wood specific gravity 0.70. Cause et al. (1989).