No uses have been recorded for this species; it is assumed to be of value for its timber like other species in the genus that grow into tall forest trees. Its protected status within Mt. Kinabalu National Park makes exploitation at least of these trees unlikely but outside this protected area it may be logged.
References and further reading
- Beaman, J.H. & Beaman, R.S. (1998). The plants of Mount Kinabalu 3. Gymnosperms and non-orchid monocotyledons. Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with RBG Kew.
- Beaman, R.S. & Beaman, J.H. (1993). The Gymnosperms of Mt Kinabalu. Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 19: 307-341.
- de Laubenfels, D.J. (1988). Coniferales. Flora Malesiana series I - spermatophyta, flowering plants 10(3).
- Farjon, A. (2010). A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.
- Farjon, A. 2013. Dacrydium gracile. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. . Downloaded on 07 September 2013