Taxonomy

Sphaeropteris novaecaledoniae (Mett.) R.M.Tryon
endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Alsophila lepidotricha (E.Fourn.) DielsFourniera novaecaledoniae J.Bommer

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 10/06/2017

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Sphaeropteris novaecaledoniae is an endemic tree fern of New Caledonia, which can grow above 10 meters, widespread across Grande Terre from Pouébo in the north to Rivière Bleue in the south. It occurs in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary and ultramafic substrate, at an altitudinal range of 150-1,300 m asl. This species does not seem globally threatened. With an extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) respectively equal to 10,543 and 228 km², Sphaeropteris novaecaledoniae is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Sphaeropteris novaecaledoniae is an endemic tree fern of New Caledonia, which can grow above 10 meters, widespread across Grande Terre from Pouébo in the north to Rivière Bleue in the south.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Sphaeropteris novaecaledoniae occurs in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary and ultramafic substrate, at an altitudinal range of 150-1,300 m asl.

Threats


There is no threat identified.

Conservation


Sphaeropteris novaecaledoniae is protected by legislation in Province Sud and occurs in five protected areas: Vallée de la Thy, Parc des Grandes Fougères, Mont Panié, Barrage de Yaté, Aoupinié.

Bibliography


Brownlie G. 1969. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et Dépendances, Volume 03 : Pteridophytae.

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

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): Amice, R., Barrabé, L., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Garnier, D., Héquet, V., Letocart, D., Letocart, I.

Reviewer(s): Perrie, L., Tanguy, V.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V., Maura, J., Warimavute, G.


Geographical distribution