Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

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.

Geographical area


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.

Population


It is known from 14-16 subpopulations.

Habitat


Pycnandra kaalaensis is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 25-900 m asl.

Threats


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.

Conservation


Pycnandra kaalaensis is protected by legislation in Province Nord but does not occur in a protected area.

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.

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.

Swenson U. and Muzinger J. 2010. Revision of Pycnandra subgenus Achradotypus (Sapotaceae), with five new species from New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany(23) , p.185-216.

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