Taxonomy

Chambeyronia macrocarpa (Brongn.) Vieill. ex Becc.
endemique
protegee
UICN

Common name :

Chambeyronia

Synonyms

Kentiopsis macrocarpa Vieill. ex Brongn.

Red List Status -

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

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Chambeyronia macrocarpa is a solitary subcanopy to emergent tree palm, largely distributed from the south to the north-east of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It is one of the the most widespread palm species in New Caledonia. Chambeyronia macrocarpa shows no preference for soil type and occurs in humid forest from 10-800m asl. With an extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) respectively equal to 12,176 and 188 km² and due to the fact that it is abundant, C. macrocarpa is considered as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Chambeyronia macrocarpa is an endemic palm tree of New Caledonia that is largely distributed from the south to the northeast of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It is one of the the most widespread palm species in New Caledonia.

Population


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

Habitat


Chambeyronia macrocarpa shows no preference for soil type and occurs in humid forest from 10-800m asl.

Threats


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

Conservation


Chambeyronia macrocarpa is protected by legislation in Province Nord and occurs in five protected areas : Vallée de la Thy, Mont Panié, Parc des Grandes Fougères, Nodela, Foret Nord.

Bibliography


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

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

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

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