Species

Fuscospora truncata

Common Name(s)

Hard beech

Current Conservation Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2012 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2009 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. File size: 792KB

Previous Conservation Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened

Authority

Fuscospora truncata (Colenso) Heenan et Smissen

Family

Nothofagaceae

Brief Description

Tall forest tree bearing masses of small bluntly-toothed leaves that only occasionally have a small hairy pit at the junction of the veins. Leaves 2.5-3.5cm long, teeth irregular in size. Flowers and fruit small and usually inconspicuous but change colour of tree when in flower.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Plant Code

NOTTRU

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Synonyms

Fagus truncata Colenso, Nothofagus truncata (Colenso) Cockayne

Flower Colours

Orange,Yellow

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 26

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

This page last updated on 2 Jan 2014