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Dacrydium (family Podocarpaceae) A genus of coniferous trees in which the leaves are spiral or aplanate and scale- or needle-like. Pollen cones are small, and the female cones usually have only 1 ovule. The seed is solitary, and seated on a cup-like structure. There are 25 species, occurring from Hainan and Indo-Malaysia to Australia, New Zealand, and Melanesia. with 1 species in Chile.