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Conservation status 2010: protocol 3.1

Amentotaxus poilanei

(de Ferré et Rouane) D.K. Ferguson 1989

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Syn.: Amentotaxus yunnanensis var. poilanei Ferré et Rouane 1978 (Farjon 1998). A very similar taxon, Amentotaxus hatuyenensis Hiep, has been described from two localities in Viet Nam. It seems to differ only in the color of the stomatal bands.


Distribution and Ecology

Viet Nam: only known from Kon Tum Province in Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve; also reported from two other areas but not yet confirmed. This species is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild due to habitat loss (Hiep 2004).

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Ferguson, D.K. 1989. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Section B, Adansonia: Botanique Phytochemie 11(3):316.

Hiep, N.T. 2004. Amentotaxus poilanei. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3., accessed 2010.10.19.

See also

The species account at Threatened Conifers of the World.

Hiep et al. 2004.

Luu and Thomas 2004 provide a description, range map, conservation status, drawings and photos, and a wealth of additional information.

Last Modified 2017-12-29