Syn: Nageia purdieana (Hook.) F. Muell. 1876 (Farjon 1998).
Jamaica, only on Mt. Diablo (Farjon 1998). Based on data from 5 collection localities, it grows at elevations of 530 ±110 m. Within its range, mean annual temperature is 22°C, with an average minimum in the coldest month of 17°C, and a mean annual precipitation of 1960 mm (Biffin et al. 2011, Table S5).
The IUCN reports that this species is in decline. It is facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild due severe fragmentation of its distribution, coupled with continuing decline in extent and quality of habitat and size of surviving populations.
The species account at Threatened Conifers of the World.
Last Modified 2017-12-29