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Araucaria subulata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Pinopsida Pinales Araucariaceae

Scientific Name: Araucaria subulata Vieill.
Taxonomic Source(s): Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-11-06
Assessor(s): Thomas, P.
Reviewer(s): Farjon, A. & Gardner, M.
Contributor(s): Munzinger, J., Lowry, P. & Jaffré, T.
Justification:
Although the extent of occurrence and area of occupancy are well within the threshold for Endangered, and although there is a degree of fragmentation between known subpopulations, there does not appear to be enough specific evidence of decline, hence the species is listed as Near Threatened (almost qualifies as threatened under criteria B1a+2a). This may change in the future, so monitoring is required.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is scattered on the ultramafic massifs in the central and southern mountains from Table Unio to the Rivière Bleue. Occasionally found at altitudes as low as 150 m but more common at higher altitudes, reaching as high as 1,070 m.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
New Caledonia
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:32Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):No
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:2040
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Lower elevation limit (metres):150
Upper elevation limit (metres):1070
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Population [top]

Population:The majority of the subpopulations are in the south.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:No
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs as an emergent tree in dense and humid rainforests, usually in ravines and steep valleys and mostly in montane areas
Systems:Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main potential threats are an increase in the frequency of fire and the associated fragmentation of its habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Several subpopulations occur in the Rivière Bleu Provincial Park and Montagne des Sources Nature Reserve.

Citation: Thomas, P. 2010. Araucaria subulata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T30991A9590110. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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