|Scientific Name:||Amentotaxus poilanei|
|Species Authority:||(De Ferré & Rouane) D.K.Ferguson|
Amentotaxus yunnanensis H.L.Li variety poilanei De Ferré & Rouane
|Taxonomic Notes:||Specimens of this species may have been recorded as A. yunnanensis in the past; a critical investigation of all herbarium specimens would be desirable.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Nguyen, T.H., Phan, K.L., Nguyen, Q.H. & Thomas, P.|
|Reviewer(s):||Gardner, M. & Farjon, A.|
Currently only known from one locality in Viet Nam (Ngoc Linh mountain): further surveys are required to determine if it also occurs in nearby areas. No specific threats have been identified but infrastructure developments (highways), forest fragmentation and degradation of habitats resulting from conversion of forests at lower altitudes to agricultural use may pose a threat in the future and if any of these happen the species would quickly become Critically Endangered in a short time. As a result an assessment of Vulnerable under the D2 criterion has been made.
|Range Description:||Currently this species is only known for certain from Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve in Kon Tum Province, Viet Nam. It may occur in nearby areas but further surveys are required. The extent of occurrence and area of occupancy have not been calculated due to uncertainty about its distribution.|
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|Population:||Information about the total population size is lacking. Other species in this genus generally occur as small, often disjunct stands.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Restricted to primary montane evergreen forests at altitudes from 1,800 to 2,300 m.|
|Use and Trade:||No specific uses have been recorded for this species, although the timber might be used for construction and carpentry purposes.|
|Major Threat(s):||No direct threats have been observed to date although there is general deforestation resulting from cutting for firewood, timber, etc. in surrounding areas. Infrastructure development such as highways may pose an indirect threat in the near future.|
|Conservation Actions:||A. poilanei is currently only known from a single nature reserve.|
Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.
Ferguson, D.K. 1989. On Vietnamese Amentotaxus. Bull. Mus. of Natn. Hist. Nat. Paris 11
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. 1996. Sach do Viet Nam Phan Thuc Vat. Science and Technics Publishing House, Hanoi.
Nguyen, T.H., Phan, K.L., Nguyen, D.T.L.,Thomas, P.I., Farjon, A., Averyanov, L. and Regalado Jr., J. 2004. Vietnam Conifers: Conservation Status Review 2004. Fauna & Flora International, Vietnam, Hanoi.
|Citation:||Nguyen, T.H., Phan, K.L., Nguyen, Q.H. & Thomas, P. 2013. Amentotaxus poilanei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.|
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