|Scientific Name:||Araucaria columnaris|
|Species Authority:||(J.R.Forst.) Hook.|
Cupressus columnaris J.R.Forst.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Farjon, A. & Gardner, M.|
|Contributor/s:||Jaffré, T., Lowry, P. & Munzinger, J.|
This species is not considered to be threatened due to its wide distribution and the vigorous regeneration in most populations.
|Range Description:||Restricted to New Caledonia on the Grande Terre (Province Sud), Isle of Pines and the Loyalty Islands.|
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|Population:||Populations may be extensive, with good natural regeneration.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This is the only New Caledonian species of Araucaria to occur on calcareous substrate although it is not restricted to these substrates. On the
|Major Threat(s):||No threats have been identified for this species. Changes in sea level may be a problem in the future.|
|Conservation Actions:||As this species occurs in close proximity to the coast, and on predominantly calcareous substrate, nickel mining does not present a threat. Trees may be thrown in high storms (typhoons) but regeneration is frequent. The trees also enjoy traditional protection from the Polynesian Kanaks and it is generally prohibited to fell them.|
Farjon, A. 2001. World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers. 2nd edition. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 29 June 2010).
Jaffré, T., Munzinger, J. and Lowry, P.P. 2010. Threats to the conifer species found on New Caledonia's ultramafic massifs and proposals for urgently needed measures to improve their protection. Biodiversity and Conservation: DOI 10.1007/s10531-010-9780-6.
Mill, R.R. and Farjon, A. In prep. A Monograph of Araucaria. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh.
|Citation:||Thomas, P. 2010. Araucaria columnaris. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.|
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