Taxonomy

Acropogon austrocaledonicus (Hook.f.) Morat
endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Sterculia austrocaledonica Hook.f.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 28/01/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Acropogon austrocaledonicus is an endemic small tree of the south part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It is found in dense humid forest on an ultramafic substrate at an altitude of 150-600 m asl. This species does not seem directly threatened. A. austrocaledonicus is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Acropogon austrocaledonicus is an endemic small tree of the south part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia (Dumbéa, vallée de la Thy, Rivière Bleue, forêt démazure/Mouirange, Nodela, Forêt de Saille).

Population


Population size is unknown but seems stable. It is found as isolated individuals.

Habitat


This species is found in dense humid forest on an ultramafic substrate at an altitude of 150-600 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem directly threatened. Mining activities as well as bushfires do not impact this species.

Conservation


Protected species by legislation in Province Nord but not in Province Sud, A. austrocaledonicus is also found in protected areas (Réserves naturelles de Nodela, de la Forêt de Saille, Parcs provinciaux de la Haute-Dumbéa et de la Rivière Bleue).

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.

Experts


Assessor(s): Tanguy, V., Amice, R., Birnbaum, P., Bruy, D., Dubreuil, M., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Lannuzel, G., Papineau, C., Razafindrakoto, L.

Reviewer(s): Cazé, H.

Contributor(s): Veillon, J.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution