Taxonomy

endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Tropalanthe sealyae S.Moore

Red List Status -

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

Pycnandra benthamii is an endemic tree of New Caledonia largely distributed across Grande Terre from Forêt Nord to Pouébo. It is essentially found in humid forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 75-1000 m asl. This species is largely distributed and does not seem directly threatened. Pycnandra benthamii is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Pycnandra benthamii is largely distributed across Grande Terre in New Caledonia, from La Foa to Pouébo.

Population


This species is quite common. It is known from 10 sub-populations.

Habitat


Pycnandra benthamii is essentially found in humid forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 75-1000 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened.

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation, P. benthamii occurs in three protected areas : Aoupinié, Mont Panié, Parc des Grandes Fougères.

Bibliography


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

Swenson U. and Muzinger J. 2009. Revision of Pycnandra subgenus Pycnandra (Sapotaceae), a genus endemic to New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany(22) , p.437-465.

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.

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