IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Distribution

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Range Description

Endemic to China: recorded from the lower Chang Jiang (Yangtse) valley (Anhui, Hunan, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Zhejiang). The true geographic range of this species is difficult to ascertain. In Atlas of the Gymnosperms of China (Ying et al. 2004), a map with dots (based on herbarium specimen data from Chinese herbaria) is produced which gives a much wider range than accepted for the IUCN Redlist. A map given in China Plant Red Data Book 1 (Fu and Jin 1992) is similarly optimistic. A check by Dr Xiang Qiao-ping in the Beijing Herbarium (PE) revealed that most of these specimens were collected from planted trees or trees in villages and towns (e.g. near temples) that did not occur in the wild. This problem is acknowledged in Flora of China 4 (1999). Wang (1961) indicates that this tree has its natural habitat in northern Zhejiang.

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