* Prumnopitys ferruginoides () description
The Gymnosperm Database


Detail drawing from de Laubenfels (1972).


Distribution, redrawn from de Laubenfels (1972).


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Conservation status

Prumnopitys ferruginoides

(R.H. Compton) de Laubenfels 1972

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Synonymy (Farjon 1998):


Shrubs or trees to 20 m tall and 40 cm dbh; crown first conical, later open and cylindrical with short, ascending branches. Bark thin, yellow- to red-brown weathering dark gray, exfoliating in small scales. Leaves in two ranks or all around the twig, angled forward, straight, 9-15 mm (to 30 mm in juveniles) × 2-3.5 mm (Eckenwalder 2009).

Distribution and Ecology

New Caledonia (de Laubenfels 1972).

Based on data from 24 collection localities, it grows at elevations of 600 ±290 m. Within its range, mean annual temperature is 20°C, with an average minimum in the coldest month of 13°C, and a mean annual precipitation of 1920 mm (Biffin et al. 2011, Table S5). Zone 10 (cold hardiness limit between -1°C and +4.4°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).

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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