Taxonomy

endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Ochrothallus multipetalus (Vink) Aubrév.Chrysophyllum multipetalum Vink

Red List Status -

Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 10/05/2016

Pycnandra fastuosa is an endemic tree up to 20m tall widespread along Grande Terre from low hills in the south of Grande Terre to the high mountains such as Mount Kouakoué, Mount Mou, and the Boulinda massif in the north. It is found in humid forests on ultramafic substrates at an altitudinal range 200-1500 m asl. Molecular studies have indicated that it might be possible to divide populations into two taxa of suitable rank. Pycnandra fastuosa is therefore assessed as Data Deficient (DD) for taxonomic reasons.

Geographical area


Pycnandra fastuosa is an endemic tree up to 20m tall widespread along Grande Terre from low hills in the south of Grande Terre to the high mountains such as Mount Kouakoué, Mount Mou, and the Boulinda massif in the north.

Population


This species is quite common. It is known from 20-22 sub-populations.

Habitat


Pycnandra fastuosa is found in humid forests on ultramafic substrates at an altitudinal range 200-1500 m asl. It has even been able to colonise small pockets of ultramafic soil north of Farino.

Threats


Some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Goro (VALE) However, this species does not seem globally threatened.

Conservation


Unprotected species by legislation, Pycnandra fastuosa is found in eleven protected areas : Forêt de Saille, Mont Do, Foret Nord, Montagne des sources, Haute Yaté, Barrage de Yaté, Haute Dumbéa, Massif du Kouakoué, la Dumbéa, Rivière bleue, Pic du grand Kaori. Taxonomic studies are recommanded to confirm the two taxa.

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.

Swenson U. and Muzinger J. 2010. Taxonomic revision of Pycnandra subgenus Trouettia (Sapotaceae), with six new species from New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany(23) , p.333-370.

Swenson U. and Muzinger J. 2016. Five new species and a systematic synopsis of Pycnandra (Sapotaceae), the largest endemic genus in New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany(29) , p.1-40.

Experts


Assessor(s): Cazé, H., Garnier, D., Goxe, J., Hequet, V., McCoy, S.

Reviewer(s): Gâteblé, G.

Contributor(s): Munzinger, J., Swenson, U.

Facilitator(s): Bernard-musmann, M., Maura, J.


Geographical distribution