Taxonomy

Burretiokentia vieillardii (Brongn. & Gris) Pic.Serm.
endemique
protegee
UICN

Common name :

Kimwâ (xârâcùù)

Synonyms

Cyphosperma vieillardii (Brongn. & Gris) Benth. & Hook.f. ex GuillauminRhynchocarpa vieillardii (Brongn. & Gris) Becc.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 30/09/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Burretiokentia vieillardii is a solitary understory to emergent, gregarious tree palm that is common and largely distributed throughout Grande Terre in New Caledonia. Burretiokentia vieillardii occurs in dense humid forest on soils derived from serpentinite or schistose rocks from 10-1,400 m asl. With an extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) respectively equal to 8,201km² and 320 km², B.vieillardii is considered as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Burretiokentia vieillardii is an endemic palm tree that is common and largely distributed throughout New Caledonia.

Population


Population size is not precisely known but census report of the population found dense population per station.

Habitat


Burretiokentia vieillardii occurs in dense humid forest on soils derived from serpentinite or schistose rocks from 10-1,400 m asl.

Threats


The species does not seem to be threatened although some sub populations may be impacted by invasive species (rats, pigs and rusa deer (Rusa timorensis)), mining activities and bushfires.

Conservation


B.vieillardii is protected by legislation in Province Nord . B.vieillardii occurs in eight protected areas : Mont Panié, Forêt de Saille, Massif du Kouakoué, Aoupinié, Haute Yaté, Vallée de la Thy, Parc des Grandes Fougères, Parc de la Rivière bleue.

Bibliography


Pintaud, J.-C., & Baker, W. J. 2008. A Revision of the Palm Genera (Arecaceae) of New Caledonia.. Kew bulletin(63) , p.61-73.

Hodel, D. R., & Pintaud. 1998. The palms of New Caledonia / Les palmiers de Nouvelle-Calédonie..

Pintaud, J.C. 2000. An introduction to the palms of New Caledonia.. Palms(44) , p.132-140.

Pintaud, J.-C., & Hodel, D. R. 1998. Three New Species of Burretiokentia. . Principes(42) , p.152-155.

Pintaud, J.C. 1999. Phylogénie, biogéographie et écologie des palmiers de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Canel, J., Ugolini, D., Butin, J., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Garnier, D., Goxe, J., Henry, B., Lespes, A., Letocart, D., Letocart, I., Mercier, B., Tiavouane, J., Veillon, J., Warimavute, G.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

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


Geographical distribution