SynonymsCyphokentia balansae Brongn.
Red List Status -Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 30/09/2016
Protected species -in Northern Province
Cyphosperma balansae is an endemic, solitary, understory to canopy tree palm, is widespread with a scattered distribution in central and northeast of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. Cyphosperma balansae occurs in humid forest on soils derived from either schistose or ultralmafic rocks from 10-900m asl. With an extent of occurrence and area of occupancy respectively equal to 2,823 and 36 km² and due to the fact that it is moderately common in the central part of Grande Terre, C.balansae is considered as Least Concern (LC).
Cyphosperma balansae is an endemic palm tree with a scattered distribution in central and northeast of Grande Terre in New Caledonia.
Population size is not precisely known but census report of the population found dense population per station.
Cyphosperma balansae occurs in humid forest on soils derived from either schistose or ultralmafic rocks from 10-900m asl.
The species does not seem globally threatened although some sub-populations may be impacted by fires and invasive species: seed destruction by rats, seedlings destruction by rusa deer (Rusa timorensis), habitat damage by pigs.
Cyphosperma balansae is protected by legislation in Province Nord. C.Balansae occurs in two protected areas : Aoupinié, Mont Panié.
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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., Warimavute, G., Maura, J.