Black pine podocarp Podocarpus neriifolius
Also know as: amanu, black pine, brown pine, bukiti, jati bukit, Oleander Podocarp, bai ri qing (Chinese), ka dong (Lao), podo bukit (Malay), thông tre lá dài (Vietnamese)
P. neriifolius, commonly known as brown pine, is a coniferous species native to tropical Asian countries, including India, Nepal, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Fiji, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, China, the Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, and the Solomon Islands. The tree grows in evergreen broad-leaved forests and can grow, on average, to 30m tall. It has a yellowish brown bark and a dome-shaped crown. Brown pine is used for making furniture, construction, box-making, musical instruments, carvings, and paper. It is also used as an ornamental tree. Its IUCN Red List status is “lower risk/least concern.”
P. neriifolius is listed on Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), a listing that applies to all parts and derivatives originating from Nepal.