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Distribution map (redrawn from de Laubenfels 1972).


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Conservation status

Libocedrus yateensis

Guillaumin 1949

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Allied to L. austro-caledonica (Dallimore et al. 1967).


"A monoecious tree, about [8 m] high, with very fragrant wood. Branches up to about [1.8 m] long, the lower horizontal, the upper at an angle of about 30° from the trunk, branching mainly near their tips. Adult leaves decussate, the lateral pairs [3-4 mm] long, curved, convex on the dorsal edge, pointed; facial leaves [2-3 mm] long, pointed. Male strobili with 16 - 20, decussate sporophylls. Cones ovoid, about [10 mm] long; the 2 fertile scales about [10 mm] long, the sterile pair about [7.5 mm] long" (Dallimore et al. 1967).

Distribution and Ecology

SE New Caledonia: Bleue and Ouinne Rivers, 150-250m (Silba 1986).

Zone 9 (cold hardiness limit between -6.6°C and -1.1°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).

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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