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Podocarpus pseudobracteatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA PINOPSIDA PINALES PODOCARPACEAE

Scientific Name: Podocarpus pseudobracteatus
Species Authority: de Laub.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-11-08
Assessor(s): Farjon, A.
Reviewer(s): Thomas, P. & Mill, R.
Justification:
Occurring in highland habitat that is mostly untouched or at least not subject to logging, this widespread species is not threatened. In Papua its distribution may be incompletely known, if true it would be even more widespread than currently understood

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Endemic to the island of New Guinea, mainly known from Papua New Guinea (western New Guinea) and only from two localities in the central mountains of Papua or Irian Jaya (western New Guinea). It may be that there are still undiscovered localities in the latter part of the island.

Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Papua); Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: The population is assumed to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Podocarpus pseudobracteatus is a species of montane to high montane mossy Castanopsis-Nothofagus forest, where it is commonly a canopy tree. At higher altitudes and on exposed ridges and summits, this forest becomes low and stunted and trees attain only 5-10 m, but in more protected sites where the forest grows taller it may attain larger size. Its altitudinal range is from 1,700 m at the lowest limit to more commonly 2,200-2,850 m a.s.l. At high altitudes this species can occur in swamp forest with Dacrycarpus and Dacrydium, or it may enter the alpine shrubbery dominated by Ericaceae, Myrtaceae, and sometimes Podocarpaceae.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Being usually a stunted tree, this species has no commercial value for timber; other uses are not known.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are currently no major threats known to act upon this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not recorded from any protected areas.

Citation: Farjon, A. 2013. Podocarpus pseudobracteatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 October 2014.
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