Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 08/12/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province , in Northern Province

Diospyros pustulata is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia discontinuously spread on the west coast of Grande Terre. It is found in dry forest at low altitude on volcano-sedimentary substrate. The main threats impacting this species come from habitat fragmentation linked to uncontrolled bushfires and vegetation degradation caused by invasive species (Rusa rusa deer (Rusa timorensis)). Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being estimated respectively to 92 and 2,003 km², Diospyros pustulata is considered Vulnerable (VU) using criteria B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v) with an estimation of six locations and an estimated decline of AOO, habitat quality and number of mature individuals.

Geographical area


Diospyros pustulata is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia discontinuously spread on the west coast of Grande Terre: from Pouembout-Poya to Baie Saint-Vincent

Population


Population size is unknown. This species is common in degraded vegetation.

Habitat


It is found in dry forest at low altitude (6-60 m asl) on volcano-sedimentary substrate.

Threats


The main threats impacting this species come from habitat fragmentation linked to uncontrolled bushfires and vegetation degradation caused by invasive species (Rusa rusa deer (Rusa timorensis)).

Conservation


This species is protected by legislation in Province Nord and Province Sud. It occurs in one legally protected area (ilôt Leprédour) and it is known in a few fenced areas (Nepouiri, Nékoro, Tiéa, Pindaï). This species has moreover been planted in Parc Zoologique et Forestier.

Bibliography


White F.; Vink W. 1993. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 19: Ebenacaeae-Winteraceae.

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.

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

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.

Experts


Assessor(s): Schatz, G., Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Hequet, V., Lowry, P., Suprin, B., Tanguy, V., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Maura, J.

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


Geographical distribution