Taxonomy

Syzygium francii (Guillaumin) N.Snow, Byng & Munzinger
endemique
UICN

Common name :

Aouteha (Deplanche 53) Tu (MacKee 26591)

Synonyms

Piliocalyx francii Guillaumin

Red List Status -

Near Threatened (NT) , assessed in 26/01/2018

Syzygium francii is an endemic shrub or tree from New Caledonia is restricted to the south of the Grande Terre, from Nodéla to Demazures. This species is found in dense humid forest and shrubland on ultramafic substrate, up to 890 m asl. The main threats are posed by invasives species (Rusa deer, Rusa timorensis and feral pigs, Sus scrofa) and bushfires at Thio. Known from more than 10 locations, its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are 3,609 and 92 km², respectively. Therefore, S. francii is listed as Near Threatened (NT) close to VU B1ab(iii,v)+B2ab(iii,v).

Geographical area


S. francii is endemic to New Caledonia is restricted to the south of the Grande Terre, from Nodéla to Demazures.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


S. francii is found in dense humid forest and shrubland on ultramafic substrate, up to 890 m asl.

Threats


The main threats are posed by invasives species (Rusa deer, Rusa timorensis and feral pigs, Sus scrofa) and bushfires at Thio.

Conservation


This species is not protected by legislation in New Caledonia, but it does occur in five protected area: Pic Ningua, Mont Mou, Parc des Grandes Fougères, Nodela and Forêt de Saille. Propections is highly recommended and it is recommended to collect fertile herbarium samples.

Bibliography


N.Snow, J.W. Byng, J.Munzinger, M.W. Callmander & J.W. Dawson 2017. New Caledonian Piliocalyx transferred to Syzygium (Myrtaceae) with an updated conspectus of the species. Candollea(72 (2)) , p.239-248.

Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Dawson J.W. 1999. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 23 : Myrtaceae Myrtoideae 1 : Syzygium.

Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. Le référentiel taxonomique Florical et les caractéristiques de la flore vasculaire indigène de la Nouvelle-Calédonie [The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia]. Adansonia sér 3(34) , p.177-219.

Experts


Assessor(s): Héquet, V., Vandrot, H., Barrabé, L., Amice, R., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Fleurot, D., Suprin, B., Chambrey, C., Laudereau, C., Haverkamp, C., Fogliani, B.

Reviewer(s): Gâteblé, G.

Facilitator(s): Meyer, S., Tanguy, V., Warimavute, G.


Geographical distribution