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


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.

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.

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

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.

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