SynonymsHibbertia virotii Guillaumin
Red List Status -Near Threatened (NT) , assessed in 27/04/2015
Hibbertia nana is an endemic tree restricted to the southern third of the main island Grand Terre. It is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate or outcrop of peridotite at an altitudinal range 500-1500 m asl. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurence (EOO) are respectively 36 km² and 197 km². Old signs of fire, recent wind erosion and water stress are observed, but a continuing decline can not be highlighted. However climate change would considerably affect H.nana as there would be no more suitable habitat for H.nana. Within five known sub-populations, population size of mature individuals is unknown but it would be plausible that it ranges around 2,000 mature individuals. Using criteria D, H. nana does qualify for Near Threatened, close to Vulnerable (VU) D2.
Hibbertia nana is an endemic tree restricted to the southern third of the main island Grand Terre. All collections come from three sectors geographycally close : Montagne des Sources, Humboldt-Colde Ni-Kouakoué, Haute Tontouta-Combyes.
Population size of mature individuals is unknown but it would be plausible that it ranges around 2,000. The regeneration observed is quite low, but seems normal for altimontane shrubland species.
It is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate or outcrop of peridotite an altitudinal range 700-1500 m asl.
Some old signs of fire are recorded without direct impact on H. nana. The main threats to H.nana are linked to climate change and its consequences on wind erosion and pluviometry. Climate change would considerably affect H.nana as there would be no more suitable habitat for H.nana.
H.nana is not protected by legislation but occurs in three protected areas : réserve naturelle du Mont Humboldt, réserve intégrale de la Montagne des Sources and réserve naturelle du massif du Kouakoué.
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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.