Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rosales Pittosporaceae

Scientific Name: Pittosporum virgatum
Species Authority: Kirk

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): de Lange, P.J.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Near Threatened (nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from the Auckland area, the Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier Island.
Countries occurrence:
New Zealand (North Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: Several hundred trees remain in the wild. It is locally abundant on Great Barrier Island. Most of the remaining colonies are found on land administered by the Forest Service.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Along forest margins, in scrubland and regenerating kauri forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat clearance for forestry and farming are responsible for past population declines.

Citation: de Lange, P.J. 1998. Pittosporum virgatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30487A9546755. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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