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Distribution map (redrawn from de Laubenfels 1972).

 

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Conservation status

Libocedrus austro-caledonica

Brongniart et Grisebach 1871

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Description

"A small, symmetrical, narrow conical tree, up to 20 ft. high, the branchlets Selaginella-like in appearance. Leaves arranged as in L. plumosa, but larger, the lateral pairs much larger than the facial pairs, thick in texture, appressed and overlapping, slightly curved, the apex blunt, margins strongly recurved; the facial pairs ending in a short, triangular, blunt point" (Dallimore et al. 1967).

Distribution and Ecology

S New Caledonia: 700-1300m (Silba 1986) on the eastern slopes of Mount Humboldt (Dallimore et al. 1967).

Zone 10 (cold hardiness limit between -1°C and +4.4°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).

Big tree

Oldest

Dendrochronology

Ethnobotany

Observations

Remarks

Citations

See also

Association Endemia, a site devoted to New Caledonian species. Has excellent photos, a range map, and other information. In French.

Farjon (2005) provides a detailed account, with illustrations.

Last Modified 2012-11-23