|Scientific Name:||Podocarpus acutifolius Kirk|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.|
|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.
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|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.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|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.|
|Generation Length (years):||20|
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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.|
Cassie, V.D. 1954. New Zealand conifers. J. Arnold Arbor. 35: 268-272.
Farjon, A. 2010. Conifer Database (June 2008). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2010 Annual Checklist (Bisby F.A., Roskov Y.R., Orrell T.M., Nicolson D., Paglinawan L.E., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., eds). Reading, UK Available at: http://www.catalogueoflife.org/.
Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).
Murray, B.G., Friesen, N. and Heslop-Harrison, J. S. 2002. Molecular cytogenetic analysis of Podocarpus and comparison with other gymnosperm species . Annals of Botany 89: 483-489.
New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. 2003 onwards. NZ Plant Conservation Network. Available at: http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/default.asp. (Accessed: 14 April 2011).
|Citation:||Farjon, A. 2013. Podocarpus acutifolius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T42485A2982491.Downloaded on 16 December 2017.|
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