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Podocarpus pilgeri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA PINOPSIDA PINALES PODOCARPACEAE

Scientific Name: Podocarpus pilgeri
Species Authority: Foxw.
Synonym/s:
Podocarpus tixieri Gaussen ex Silba
Taxonomic Notes: Podocarpus pilgeri has a wide geographic distribution that covers a large altitudinal range and diverse climates and habitats. Some reports may represent misidentifications of other species or there may be more than one taxon involved. A review of its taxonomy is needed. Current synonyms include P. tixieri Gaussen ex Silba; Podocarpus wangii C.C.Chang.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-04-14
Assessor/s: Thomas, P.
Reviewer/s: Mill, R. & Farjon, A.
Justification:
Podocarpus pilgeri is a widespread species that occurs from southern China to New Guinea. In most parts of its range its habitat is largely undisturbed and it is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Widely distributed from southern China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunan), Viet Nam, Lao PDR and Cambodia, Malaysia (Sarawak) and in Indonesia (Moluccas, Sulawesi, Papua (Irian Jaya)), Philippines and Papua New Guinea (including the Bismarck Islands). The extent of occurrence and area of occupancy are beyond the thresholds for any threatened category.
Countries:
Native:
Cambodia; China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan); Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Maluku, Sulawesi); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Sarawak); Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea (main island group)); Philippines; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: In Vietnam, subpopulations are reported to be small. In other parts of its range (e.g. Cambodia) it may be locally common or co-dominant at the margins of swamps and bogs.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small shrub to large tree which occurs in montane forests (often mossy forest) and in low scrub on exposed mountain ridges and summits. Generally associated with  higher altitude swampy areas either on limestone or sandstone substrates, especially where these are close to the surface. On the island of New Guinea it may be associated with Southern Beech (Nothofagus) forests. Recorded from 700 up to 3,300 m asl.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In some parts of its range, its area of occupancy has been reduced due to deforestation. In most parts there are no specific threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Nationally listed as Vulnerable in Viet Nam due to habitat loss and as Near Threatened in China (under the name of Podocarpus wangii). In other parts of its range, it is known from large protected areas such as Bokor National Park and Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia.
Citation: Thomas, P. 2013. Podocarpus pilgeri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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