Taxonomy

Diospyros yaouhensis (Schltr.) Kosterm.
endemique
protegee
UICN

Common name :

chêne à glands.

Synonyms

Maba yaouhensis Schltr.

Red List Status -

Near Threatened (NT) , assessed in 08/12/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Diospyros yaouhensis is an endemic shrub of New-Caledonia spread discontinuously on the west coast of Grande-Terre from Pouembout in the north to Nouméa in the south. It occurs in dry forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 0 - 200 m asl. The main impact identified comes from Rusa deer. However, this species does not seem globally threatened. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being respectively estimated to 120 and 4,552 km², Diospyros yaouhensis is considered Near Threatened (NT) close to VU B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) with a decline of habitat quality and a number of locations slightly over 10.

Geographical area


Diospyros yaouhensis is an endemic shrub of New-Caledonia spread discontinuously on the west coast of Grande-Terre from Pouembout in the north to Nouméa in the south.

Population


Good regeneration has been observed.

Habitat


It occurs in dry forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 0 - 200 m asl.

Threats


The main impact identified comes from Rusa deer. However, this species does not seem globally threatened.

Conservation


This species is protected by legislation in province Nord but not in province Sud. It does not occur in any legal protected area but it is found in fenced areas (against Rusa deer).

Bibliography


Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia. Adansonia(334) , p.177-219.

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., & 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.

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