Taxonomy

endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Hibbertia scabra Brongn. & Gris

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 27/04/2015

Hibbertia trachyphylla is an endemic tree of New Caledonia where it appears to be restricted to the southern and one of northwestern ultramafic massifs of the main island, Grande Terre. With an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 6,798 km2, an area of occupancy (AOO) of 248 km2 and around 20 known subpopulations, some of which occur within a protected area, Hibbertia trachyphylla is assigned a status of Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Hibbertia trachyphylla is an endemic tree of New Caledonia where it appears to be restricted to the southern and one of northwestern ultramafic massifs of the main island, Grande Terre.

Population


Population size is unknown. When present, this species is abundant.

Habitat


H. trachyphylla is found at the edge of humid forest and in shrubland on ultramafic soils on an altitudinal range 1-1100 m asl.

Threats


H. trachyphylla may be affected by mining activities, especially the north sub-population located on massif Koniambo.

Conservation


H.trachyphylla is not protected by legislation but occurs in several protected areas (réserve naturelle du Pic Ningua, réserve naturelle du Mont Mou, réserve naturelle de la Haute Dumbéa, réserve naturelle du pic du grand Kaori, réserve naturelle du Pic du Pin,réserve intégrale de la Montagne des Sources, réserve naturelle des Chutes de la Madeleine, réserve naturelle de la Fausse Yaté, réserve naturelle de la Forêt Cachée, réserve naturelle de la forêt de Saille, réserve naturelle de la Haute Pourina, réserve naturelle de la Haute Yaté, réserve naturelle du Massif du Kouakoué).

Bibliography


L'Huillier L.; Jaffré T. and Wulff A. 2010. Mines et Environnement en Nouvelle-Calédonie : les milieux sur substrats ultramafiques et leur restauration.

Veillon J.-M.; Müller I.H.; Goldblatt P. 1990. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 16 : Dilléniacées, Goodéniacées, Iridacées, Campynématacées.

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.

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

Experts


Assessor(s): Veillon, J., Amice, R., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Garnier, D., Lannuzel, G., Leborgne, T., McCoy, S.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

Facilitator(s): Chanfreau, S.


Geographical distribution