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Distribution map (redrawn from de Laubenfels 1972).

 

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Conservation status

Libocedrus chevalieri

Buchholz 1949

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Taxonomic notes

Description

"A dense, bushy shrub [2-5 m] high. Branchlets fern-like. Leaves decussate, slightly unequal, the lateral pairs broadly triangular, up to [3.5 mm] long, the facial leaves triangular, up to [3 mm] long, free for 2/3 of their length. Male strobili [8-10 mm] long, about [4 mm] across, with 16-18 sporophylls. Cones up to [16 mm] long, their fertile scales cuneate, about [12 mm] long and [6 mm] across. Seed about [6 mm] long, [2-4 mm] across" (Dallimore et al. 1967).

Distribution and Ecology

SE New Caledonia: W slopes Mt Humboldt, 1400-1600m (Silba 1986), also Mt. Kouakoué (Farjon 1998).

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

Big tree

Oldest

Dendrochronology

Ethnobotany

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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