Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

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

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Chambeyronia lepidota is a solitary, subcanopy to emergent tree palm restricted on soils derived from schistose rocks in the north-east of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. Chambeyronia lepidota occurs in dense humid forest on soils derived from schistose rocks at 400-1400 m asl. With an extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) respectively equal to 172 and 36 km² and due to the fact that it is abundant at high altitudes and that the biggest population is located in a protected area, C. lepidota is considered as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Chambeyronia lepidota is an endemic palm tree restricted on soils derived from schistose rocks in the north-east of Grande Terre in New Caledonia.

Population


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

Habitat


Chambeyronia lepidota occurs in dense humid forest on soils derived from schistose rocks from 400-1400m asl.

Threats


The species does not seem to be threatened although some sub-populations may be impacted by invasive species (rats, pigs).

Conservation


Chambeyronia lepidota is protected by legislation in Province Nord. It occurs in one protected area: Mont Panié.

Bibliography


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

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

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

Hodel, D. R., & Pintaud. 1998. The palms of New Caledonia / Les 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): Tanguy, V., Maura, J., Warimavute, G.


Geographical distribution