Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Critically Endangered (CR) , assessed in 17/11/2017

Protected species -

in Northern Province , in Northern Province

Tristaniopsis ninndoensis is an endemic shrub from New Caledonia, where it is only known from Mont Ninndo, in the northwest of Grande Terre. This species occurs in shrubland on volcano-sedimentary substrate at around 300 m asl. Known from a single location, its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) are both equal to 4 km². The main threat is posed by recurrent bushfires in the area. Therefore, T. ninndoensis is listed as Critically Endangered(CR) under criteria B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v).

Geographical area


T. ninndoensis is endemic to New Caledonia, where it is only known from Mont Ninndo, in the northwest of Grande Terre (Poum).

Population


Population size is not precisely known, but field prospection suggest the species is quite scarce, although regeneration has been observed.

Habitat


T. ninndoensis occurs in shrubland on volcano-sedimentary substrate at around 300 m asl.

Threats


The main threat is posed by recurrent bushfires in the area.

Conservation


T. ninndoensis is protected by legislation in province Nord, but it does not occur in any protected areas. This species would benefit from in situ and ex situ emergency conservation actions. It is proposed that monitoring should occur to ensure the persistence of the known population. To ensure the preservation of a viable population, it is recommended to inform the DSCGR (government department overseeing firefighting actions) on the presence of the species in the concerned areas. Moreover, it is suggested to promote its growing in nurseries and use in green space planning, as well as raising awareness on this species amongst local stakeholders.

Bibliography


Dawson J.W. 1992. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 18 : Myrtacées Leptospermoïdées.

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

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Butin, J., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Goxe, J., Héquet, V., Lannuzel, G., Suprin, B., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Vandrot, H.

Facilitator(s): Warimavute, G., Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution