Taxonomy

Clematepistephium smilacifolium (Rchb.f.) N.Hallé
endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Epistephium smilacifolium Rchb.f.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 28/06/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province , in Northern Province

Clematepistephium smilacifolium is an endemic epiphyte orchid of New Caledonia, widespread in Grande Terre, from Mandjelia in the north to Vallée de la Thy in the south. It occurs in humid forest at an altitudinal range 350-1,100 m asl. This species does not seem directly threatened. Clematepistephium smilacifolium is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Clematepistephium smilacifolium is an endemic epiphyte orchid of New Caledonia , widespread in Grande Terre, from Mandjelia in the north to Vallée de la Thy in the south.

Population


Population size is unknown. Although it was reported abundant in Dogny, Yaté barrage, Mont Unia and Paéoua.

Habitat


Clematepistephium smilacifolium occurs in humid forest at an altitudinal range 350-1,100 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened.

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.

Hallé N.; Aubréville A.; Leroy J. F.; 1977. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 8: Orchidaceae.

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

Experts


Assessor(s): Laudereau, C., Butin, J., Antheaume, C., Cazé, H., Cazé, H., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Maura, J.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V., Maura, J.


Geographical distribution