Closely resembling P. sylvestris, but with blunt leaves (even on juvenile plants) and bud scale tips, and individual (rather than clustered) pendent pollen cones. The bark lacks the reddish-brown color of P. sylvestris (de Laubenfels 1960).
Southern New Caledonia. Based on data from 15 collection localities, it grows at elevations of 410 ±220 m. Within its range, mean annual temperature is 21.0°C, with an average minimum in the coldest month of 14.2°C, and a mean annual precipitation of 2020 mm (Biffin et al. 2011, Table S5). Found in open to dense forest at elevations of 150 to 350 m (de Laubenfels 1960).
The IUCN reports that the population status is stable.
Laubenfels, D. J. de. 1960. Podocarpus lucienii, a new species from New Caledonia. Brittonia 12:79-80.
Association Endemia, a site devoted to New Caledonian species. Has excellent photos, a range map, and other information. In French.
Last Modified 2013-03-29