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.
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).
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. www.iucnredlist.org, accessed 2010.10.19.
Luu and Thomas 2004 provide a description, range map, conservation status, drawings and photos, and a wealth of additional information.
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