Taxonomy

Alsophila vieillardii (Mett.) R.M.Tryon
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Cyathea propinqua Mett.Cyathea neocaledonica Compton

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 10/06/2017

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Alsophila vieillardii is an indigenous tree fern, spread from col d'Amoss in the north to plaine des Lacs in the south of Grande Terre in New Caledonia and Ile des Pins in New Caledonia. It occurs in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary and ultramafic substrate, at an altitudinal range of 50-1,500 m asl. This species does not seem globally threatened. With an extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) respectively equal to 9,132 and 250 km², Alsophila vieillardii is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Alsophila vieillardii is an indigenous tree fern of New Caledonia, spread from col d'Amoss in the north to plaine des Lacs in the south of Grande Terre and in Ile des Pins.

Population


Common species in forest, population size is unknown.

Habitat


Alsophila vieillardii occurs in dense humid forest and degraded forests on volcano-sedimentary and ultramafic substrate, up to 1,500 m asl.

Threats


There is no threat identified.

Conservation


Alsophila vieillardii is protected by legislation in Province Sud and occurs in several protected areas: Vallée de la Thy, Haute Yaté, Massif du Kouakoué, Forêt de Saille, Parc des Grandes Fougères, Mont Panié, Rivière bleue, Aoupinié. Field surveys are recommended to confirm MacKee herbarium specimen in Ile des Pins (Oumagne).

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.

Brownlie G. 1969. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et Dépendances, Volume 3: Pteridophytae.

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

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Barrabé, L., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Garnier, D., Hequet, V., Letocart, D., Letocart, I.

Reviewer(s): Perrie, L., Tanguy, V.

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


Geographical distribution