Taiwania has a long history of exploitation for its durable, fragrant timber; one of its principal uses was for coffins. In Việt Nam it was locally used for house construction. Chemicals with insecticidal and medicinal properties have been extracted from the wood.
References and further reading
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- Hoang Van Lam & Yen Hoang Mai (2013). Hoang Lien- Van Ban Nature Reserve In: Sunderland, T.C.H., Sayer, J. & Hoang, M.H. (eds) Evidence based conservation: lessons from the Lower Mekong. Routledge, Oxon. pp 61-70.
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- He, L.Y., C.Q. Tang, Z.L. Wu, H.C. Wang, M. Ohsawa & K. Yan (2015). Forest structure and regeneration of the Tertiary relict Taiwania cryptomerioides in the Gaoligong Mountains, Yunnan, southwestern China. Phytocoenologia 45(1-2):135-156.