Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Lyperanthus montanus Schltr.Lyperanthus montisfontium Guillaumin

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 26/10/2015

Protected species -

in Northern Province , in Northern Province

Megastylis montana is an endemic orchid of New Caledonia found in the northern part of Grande Terre from Poya to Mt. Panié and in the southern part between Montagne des Sources and Mt. Humboldt. M. montana is a species of high altitude humid forest, which can also be found on high altitude shrubland with Araucaria. Total population is estimated to be fewer than 1,000 mature individuals. Using criteria D, M. montana qualifies as Vulnerable D1.

Geographical area


M. montana is an endemic orchid of New Caledonia found in the northern part of Grande Terre from Poya to Mt. Panié and in the southern part between Montagne des Sources and Mt. Humboldt.

Population


Owing to its distribution and field observations, population size of M. montana is estimated to be fewer than 1,000 mature individuals.

Habitat


M. montana is a species of high altitude humid forest, which can also be found on high altitude shrubland with Araucaria.

Threats


There are no particular threats associated with this species.

Conservation


M. montana is protected by legislation in Province Nord and Province Sud and occurs in protected areas, namely : réserve de nature sauvage du Mont Panié,réserve naturelle du Mont Humboldt, réserve naturelle du massif du Kouakoué, réserve intégrale de la Montagne des Sources. Due to its tiny population size, it is highly recommended to monitor the population.

Bibliography


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.

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

Hallé N.; Aubréville A.; Leroy J. F.; 1977. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 8: Orchidaceae.

Experts


Assessor(s): Butin, J., Laudereau, C., Amice, R., Fleurot, D., Frayssinet, I., Garnier, D., Letocart, D., Letocart, I.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

Contributor(s): Faria, E.

Facilitator(s): Chanfreau, S.


Geographical distribution