|Scientific Name:||Cunninghamia konishii|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Was formerly included under the family Taxodiaceae. The Taxodiaceae is now merged with Cupressaceae (see Farjon 2001).
The species is sometimes known as a variety or form of C. lanceolata.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable A1c ver 2.3|
|Assessor/s:||Conifer Specialist Group|
|Range Description:||Northern and central Taiwan. Recently the species has apparently been found in two small stands in the wild, in Houa Phan Province in northern Lao and at Bu Huong Mt in Viet Nam. The species is sometimes known as a variety or form of C. lanceolata.|
Native:China (Fujian); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Taiwan, Province of China; Viet Nam
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|Habitat and Ecology:||A good-quality timber tree, which is mainly known from occurrences in evergreen submontane forest. Altitudinal range: 960 to 2,000 m.|
|Major Threat(s):||Many stands have been destroyed by felling and replaced with commercial plantations in Taiwan. Heavily exploited in the past, currently it is used locally for house construction as its wood is resistant to rot and termites and is easily worked. Deforestation caused by shifting cultivation is a problem in some areas (e.g., parts of Viet Nam).|
|Conservation Actions:||There is a protected population in Yushan National Park (Taiwan). Some populations are recorded from Pu Mat, Pu Hoat and Xuan Lien nature reserves in Viet Nam. In Nghe An (Viet Nam), a research project is underway to determine the full extent of its distribution within the province and to study its biology and ecology. Cunninghamia lanceolata should not be planted in the districts with natural populations of C. konishii due to the risk of hybridisation.|
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Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. 1996. Sach do Viet Nam Phan Thuc Vat. Science and Technics Publishing House, Hanoi.
Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.
Pan, F.J. 1997. Completed data collection forms for Taiwanese trees.
|Citation:||Conifer Specialist Group 2000. Cunninghamia konishii. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 May 2013.|
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