Amentotaxus poilanei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Pinopsida Pinales Taxaceae

Scientific Name: Amentotaxus poilanei (De Ferré & Rouane) D.K.Ferguson
Common Name(s):
English Poilane's Catkin Yew
Amentotaxus yunnanensis H.L.Li var. poilanei De Ferré & Rouane
Taxonomic Source(s): Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.
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.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-08-10
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Viet Nam
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1Continuing decline in number of locations:No
Lower elevation limit (metres):2100
Upper elevation limit (metres):2300
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Population [top]

Population:Information about the total population size is lacking. Other species in this genus generally occur as small, often disjunct stands.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Restricted to primary montane evergreen forests at altitudes from 1,800 to 2,300 m.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No specific uses have been recorded for this species, although the timber might be used for construction and carpentry purposes.

Threats [top]

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 [top]

Conservation Actions: A. poilanei is currently only known from a single nature reserve.

Citation: Nguyen, T.H., Phan, K.L., Nguyen, Q.H. & Thomas, P. 2013. Amentotaxus poilanei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T34416A2852278. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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