The Gymnosperm Database


Detail drawing from de Laubenfels (1972).


Distribution, redrawn from de Laubenfels (1972).


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Conservation status 2010: protocol 3.1

Podocarpus lucienii

de Laubenfels 1960

Common names

Taxonomic notes


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).

Distribution and Ecology

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.

Big tree







Laubenfels, D. J. de. 1960. Podocarpus lucienii, a new species from New Caledonia. Brittonia 12:79-80.

See also

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

Last Modified 2017-12-29