Taxonomy

Acropogon scheffleraefolius (Guillaumin) Morat
endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Sterculia scheffleraefolia Guillaumin

Red List Status -

Near Threatened (NT) , assessed in 28/01/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Acropogon scheffleraefolius is an endemic tree of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It is found in dense humid forest and shrubland on a volcano-sedimentary or ultramafic substrate at an altitude of 30-750 m asl. Some sub-populations are threatened by mining activities (Tontouta, Kopéto). The lack of regenration observed in forest probably comes from the impact of invasive species (seeds predation by rats, bark stripping by rusa rusa deer (Rusa timorensis)). Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being respectively estimated to 64 and 7,977 km², A. scheffleraefolius is considered Near Threatened (NT) close to VU B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) with a decline of habitat quality and number of mature individuals and a number of locations slighlty over 10.

Geographical area


Acropogon scheffleraefolius is an endemic tree of Grande Terre in New Caledonia.

Population


Population size is unknown. This species can be found in small dense populations as well as isolated individuals. A lack of regeneration has been observed.

Habitat


This species is found in dense humid forest and shrubland on a volcano-sedimentary or ultramafic substrate at an altitude of 30-750 m asl.

Threats


Some sub-populations are threatened by mining activities (Tontouta, Kopéto). The lack of regenration observed in forest probably comes from the impact of invasive species (seeds predation by rats, bark stripping by rusa rusa deer (Rusa timorensis)).

Conservation


Protected species by legislation in Province Nord but not in Province Sud, A. scheffleraefolius is also found in the Parc Provincial de la Haute-Dumbéa.

Bibliography


Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia. Adansonia(334) , p.177-219.

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