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Conservation status 2010: protocol 3.1

Podocarpus purdieanus

Hooker 1844

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Syn: Nageia purdieana (Hook.) F. Muell. 1876 (Farjon 1998).


(Eckenwalder 2009).

Distribution and Ecology

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.

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See also

The species account at Threatened Conifers of the World.

Last Modified 2017-12-29