Taxonomy

UICN

Common name :

Bois jaune, olivier.

Synonyms

Elaeodendron arboreum Pancher & SebertCassine curtipendula (Endl.) Kuntze

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 05/04/2018

Elaeodendron curtipendulum is a native shrub of New Caledonia with a large distribution western coast of Grande Terre as well as in Ile des Pins and Loyalty Islands (Maré, Ouvéa and Lifou). This species is found in low elevation littoral forest and dry forest on calcerious substrate, up to 325 m asl. With an extent of occurrence (EOO) equal to 61,007 km² and an area of occupancy (AOO) of 180 km², E. curtipendulum is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


E. curtipendulum is native shrub of New Caledonia, with a large distribution in the western coast of Grande Terre as well as in Ile des Pins and Loyalty Islands (Maré, Ouvéa and Lifou).

Population


Population size is unknown but field observations show it is a common species.

Habitat


E. curtipendulum occurs in low elevation littoral forest and dry forest on calcareous and volcano-sedimentary substrate, up to 325 m asl.

Threats


This species could be affected by fires, Rusa deer (Rusa timorensis), feral pigs (Sus scrofa) and urbanisation. However due to its large distribution, this species does not appear to be threatened at the moment.

Conservation


E. curtipendulum is not protected by any legislation in New Caledonia and it does not occur in any protected area.

Bibliography


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

Munzinger J., Morat Ph., Jaffré T., Gâteblé G., Pillon Y., Tronchet F., Veillon J.-M. and M. Chalopin 2016. FLORICAL: Checklist of the vascular indigenous flora of New Caledonia. vers. 22.IV.2016.

Morat, P. 1996. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 20 : Celastraceae, Loranthaceae, Alseuocmiaceae, Paracryphiaceae, Tiliaceae.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Goxe, J., Hequet, V., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Lannuzel, G.

Facilitator(s): Meyer, S., Warimavute, G., Barrabé, L.


Geographical distribution