Red List Status -Near Threatened (NT) , assessed in 10/05/2016
Protected species -in Northern Province
Pycnandra kaalaensis is an endemic shrub or treeletwidely distributed along the western coast of Grande Terre, from Téné in the south to Poum in the north. It is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 25-900 m asl. The main impact identified comes from ongoing mining activites , busfires and increasing urbanisation. Therefore, this species does not seem globally threatened. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being respectively estimated to 144 and 2,433 km², Pycnandra kaalaensis is considered Near Threatened (NT) close to VU B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) with a decline of habitat quality and a number of locations close to 10.
Pycnandra kaalaensis is an endemic shrub or treeletwidely distributed along the western coast of Grande Terre, from Téné in the south to Poum in the north.
It is known from 14-16 subpopulations.
Pycnandra kaalaensis is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 25-900 m asl.
This species does not seem globally threatened. Some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Kopeto (SLN), Tiebaghi (SLN) and the lowest subpopulations may be threatened by bushfires and increasing urbanisation.
Pycnandra kaalaensis is protected by legislation in Province Nord but does not occur in a protected area.
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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.