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Range of Falcatifolium angustum (de Laubenfels 1988). Adapted from a map by www.expediamaps.com.

 

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Conservation status 2010: protocol 2.3, needs updating

Falcatifolium angustum

de Laub. 1969

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Description

"Tree to 20 m tall, 6-25 cm diam. Juvenile leaves narrowly lanceolate and gradually curved slightly forward towards the apex, c. 7 cm long and 1.2 mm near the base. Adult leaves less curved or straight, pungent, keeled on each side, 18-35 by 1-2.5 mm. Somewhat immature pollen cones 8 mm long and 2 mm diam. Seed-bearing structures unknown" (de Laubenfels 1988).

Distribution and Ecology

Borneo: Two collection in Sarawak, near the coast. Found at 90-240 m elevation on podsolized sands and kerangas. Associates include Parastemon, Shorea albida and Gymnostoma sp. (de Laubenfels 1988).

The IUCN reports that this taxon is "vulnerable." It has a very restricted area of occupancy (typically less than 20 km2) or number of locations (only two are known) such that it is prone to the effects of human activities or chance events within a very short time period in an uncertain future, and is thus capable of becoming Critically Endangered or even Extinct in a very short time period. This assessment was performed in 1998 and needs updating.

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Last Modified 2012-11-23