|Scientific Name:||Podocarpus acutifolius|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Natural hybrids occur between this species and P. nivalis and possibly also P. hallii (Cassie 1954).
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Thomas, P. & Mill, R.|
Although the extent of occurrence and area of occupancy fall within the thresholds for listing as Vulnerable, there are no recorded current threats. Decline, if it has happened in the past, has halted with legal protection now provided to all native forest. This species grows mainly in non-forest environments.
|Range Description:||Endemic to New Zealand: South Island (Marlborough Sounds to S Westland).|
Native:New Zealand (South Is.)
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|Population:||Often forming dense thickets along active and passive river channels.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Podocarpus acutifolius is a shrub or bushy tree occurring in lowland to montane forest and scrub. Occurs between 300 and 1,000 m asl.|
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Westland Totara is rare in cultivation. An artificial hybrid between this species and the Tasmanian endemic P. lawrencei has been raised (Murray et al. 2002).
|Major Threat(s):||No specific threats have been recorded for this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is present in several protected areas.|
|Citation:||Farjon, A. 2013. Podocarpus acutifolius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.|
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