Taxonomy

Pycnandra filipes (Benth.) Munzinger & Swenson
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Leptostylis gatopensis GuillauminLeptostylis filipes Benth.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 10/05/2016

Pycnandra filipes is an endemic shrub/small tree of New Caledonia largely distributed across Grande Terre from Goro to Poum. It is essentially found in humid forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 10-800 m asl. This species is largely distributed and does not seem directly threatened. Pycnandra filipes is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Pycnandra filipes is an endemic shrub/small tree of New Caledonia largely distributed across Grande Terre from Goro to Poum.

Population


It is known from 18-20 subpopulations.

Habitat


Pycnandra filipes is found in shrubland on ultramafic and calcareous substrate at an altitudinal range 10-800 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened. Some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Kopeto (SLN), Goro (VALE), Tiebaghi (SLN), Boualoudjelima (SLN) or invasives species such as rusa deer (Rusa timorensis) and goat.

Conservation


One of its subspecies, Pycnandra filipes subsp. filipes, is protected by legislation in Province Nord and is found in one protected area : Mont Humboldt.

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.

Swenson U. and Muzinger J. 2015. Revision of Pycnandra subgenus Leptostylis and description of subgenus Wagapensia (Sapotaceae), a genus endemic to New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany(28) , p.91-110.

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

Swenson U. and Muzinger J. 2016. Five new species and a systematic synopsis of Pycnandra (Sapotaceae), the largest endemic genus in New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany(29) , p.1-40.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Gâteblé, G.

Contributor(s): Munzinger, J., Swenson, U.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution