Species identified as high, global, regional and/or national priority

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Papua New Guinea (2003)

SPECIES End use of species Operations / Activities REMARKS
Exploration & collection Evaluation Conservation Germplasm use
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Agathis macrophylla (kauris)

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F, SI, V. Other priority species include A. labillardierii (PNG), A. lanceolata (NC), A. moorei (NC), A. ovata (NC), A. robusta ssp nesophila (PNG), A. spathulata (PNG) and A. silbai (V)

Calophyllum euryphyllum

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X

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X

Regionally priority species: C. inophyllum (F,NC,PNG,SI,V; beach tamanu, dilo), C. neo-ebudicum (PNG, SI,V,F; damanu), C. peekelii (PNG; SI, ba’ula). Nationally important species include C. caledonicum (NC, tamanu), C. cerasiferum (F, damanu) and C. vitiense (F, damanu).

Canarium indicum

 

 

 

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Very high priority in PNG and pacific region. Important community and export potential.

Dracontomelon dao (PG walnut)

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X

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X

High value timber in PNG and edible fruit

Gyrinops ledermannii (Aquilaria eaglewood, gaharu, agarwood)

 

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X

X

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Resin impregnated wood highly valued for ceremonial, medicinal uses in Middle east, Japan etc. Major conservation and management concerns for species in Asia and PNG.

Intsia bijuga (Kwila)

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Very high value durable export timber from PNG. Slow growing. F (vesi), NC, PNG (kwila) ,SI (u’ula), V (natora)

Pometia pinnata (Pacific lychee, Taun)

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Is valued for both timber and fruit. Work currently in progress looking at provenance field tests in PNG

Pterocarpus indicus (NG Rosewood)

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X

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Santalum macgregorii (Sandalwood)

 

 

 

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Vast majority of the species has been cut out from its natural distribution in PNG. Currently part of a project in PNG on conservation and management of the species.

Terminalia catappa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important nut varieties

Aleurites moluccana

 

 

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Grows exceptionally fast when young. Good multipurpose species.

Cordia subcordata (kerosene wood)

 

 

 

 

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Slow growing, but good for coastal replanting.

Diospyros ferrea (ebony)

 

 

 

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High value wood for carving.

Endospermum medullosum (PNG basswood)

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last updated:  Thursday, July 12, 2007