The wood, though of small dimensions, is valued and used for the making of furniture, farm implements, tools and utensils, and wood turning for souvenirs. This species is in cultivation as an ornamental tree in China, Japan and Taiwan, but very rare and only seen in some botanic gardens elsewhere. Its broad, white bands of stomata are very striking, although normally hidden from view on the underside of leaves. Lack of commercially available cuttings or seed has prevented this species from being grown more widely; it is obviously not suitable for climates with winter frost.
References and further reading
- Farjon, A. & Page, C.N. (compilers) (1999). Conifers. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Conifer Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
- Huang, T.C. (ed.) (1994). Flora of Taiwan. Second edition. Editorial Committee of the Flora of Taiwan. Taipei.
- Lin, C., M. Chan, F. Chen & Y. Wang. (2007). Age Structure and Growth Pattern of an Endangered Species, Amentotaxus formosana H.L.Li. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 49(2): 157-167.
- Lu, S.Y. & Pan, F.J. (1996). Rare and Endangered Plants in Taiwan I. Taipei; Council of Agriculture
- Yang, S. & Chen, C. (2005). Carex scaposa C. B. Clarke (Cyperaceae): A New Record to the Flora of Taiwan. (and new localities for Amentotaxus formosana). Taiwania 50(3): 227-233.