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Papuacedrus papuana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA PINOPSIDA PINALES CUPRESSACEAE

Scientific Name: Papuacedrus papuana
Species Authority: (F.Muell.) H.L.Li
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:
Synonym(s):
Libocedrus papuana F.Muell.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-02-15
Assessor(s): Thomas, P.
Reviewer(s): Gardner, M. & Farjon, A.
Justification:
Papuacedrus is assessed as Least Concern as it is still widespread and relatively abundant despite some exploitation in some parts of its range. It occurs in several protected areas as well as in very remote mountain ranges that have yet to be impacted by logging or other activities.
The nominate variety would also be Least Concern and is hence not assessed separately.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Widespread in the montane areas of the island of New Guinea at altitudes ranging from 900 to 3,600 m a.s.l. It has also been recorded from Maluku in Indonesia. The extent of occurrence is well in excess of 20,000 km2. The area of occupancy is uncertain.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Maluku, Papua); Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: Often locally dominant in cloud forests above 1,500 m.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In lower montane forests it occurs as a scattered emergent with a range of angiosperm species: at higher altitudes it is associated with other conifers such as Araucaria cunninghamii, various Dacrydium and Podocarpus species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The timber is locally used for house construction; sheets of bark may be used for roofing material.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Logging and forest conversion for agriculture in some parts of its range has had a limited impact.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is still widespread and relatively abundant despite some exploitation in some parts of its range. It occurs in several protected areas as well as in very remote mountain ranges that have yet to be impacted by logging or other activities.

Citation: Thomas, P. 2013. Papuacedrus papuana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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