SynonymsAlsophila decurrens sensu • Alsophila alata E.Fourn.
Red List Status -Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 10/06/2017
Protected species -in Northern Province , in Northern Province
Cyathea alata is an endemic tree fern of New Caledonia, widespread across Grande Terre from Ignambi in the north to Dzumacs in the south. It occurs in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary and ultramafic substrate, at an altitudinal range of 300-1,500 m asl. This species does not seem globally threatened. With an extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) respectively equal to 6,438 and 112 km², Cyathea alata is considered Least Concern (LC).
Cyathea alata is an endemic tree fern of New Caledonia that has fairly straight, thin, trunks reaching 5 m in height. It is widespread across Grande Terre from Ignambi in the north to Dzumacs in the south.
Population size is unknown but it seems quite common in high altitude.
Cyathea alata occurs in dense humid forest, forest borders and shrubland on volcano-sedimentary and ultramafic substrate, at an altitudinal range of 300-1,500 m asl.
No major threat has been identified.
Cyathea alata is protected by legislation and occurs in five protected areas: Aoupinié, Mont Humboldt, Forêt de Saille, Mont Panié, Nodela.
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Assessor(s): Amice, R., Barrabé, L., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Garnier, D., Héquet, V., Letocart, D., Letocart, I.
Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V., Perrie, L.
Facilitator(s): Maura, J., Warimavute, G., Tanguy, V.