Taxonomy

Ptisana rolandi-principis (Rosenst.) Christenh.
endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Marattia rolandi-principis Rosenst.

Red List Status -

Critically Endangered (CR) , assessed in 10/06/2017

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Ptisana rolandiprincipis is an endemic small fern of New Caledonia, known from Dogny in Grande Terre. It occurs in banks of the river on volcano-sedimentary substrate, at an altitudinal range of 900-930 m asl. The main threat impacting this species comes from direct impact (consumption) caused by invasive species (rusa deer (Rusa timorensis russa)), which may lead to a lack of regeneration. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) are both equal to 8 km², while the species is known to exist at only a single location. Ptisana rolandiprincipis is therefore assessed as Critically Endangered (CR) with criteria B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) with a continuing decline of habitat quality and number of mature individuals.

Geographical area


Ptisana rolandiprincipis is an endemic small fern of New Caledonia, only known from Dogny in the central part of Grande Terre.

Population


Ptisana rolandiprincipis is a rare species. Population size is unknown

Habitat


Ptisana rolandiprincipis occurs in banks of the river on volcano-sedimentary substrate, at an altitudinal range of 900-930 m asl.

Threats


The main threat impacting this species comes from direct impact (consumption) caused by invasive species (rusa deer (Rusa timorensis russa)), which may lead to a lack of regeneration.

Conservation


Ptisana rolandiprincipis is unprotected by legislation and it does not occur in any protected area. This species would benefit from ex situ and in situ emergency conservation actions. It is proposed to ensure the follow-up of known sub-populations, to preserve a viable population on delimited perimeters. Moreover a protected area should be etablished in Plateau de Dogny area.

Bibliography


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

Brownlie G. 1969. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et Dépendances, Volume 03 : Pteridophytae.

Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. Le référentiel taxonomique Florical et les caractéristiques de la flore vasculaire indigène de la Nouvelle-Calédonie [The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia]. Adansonia sér 3(34) , p.177-219.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Barrabé, L., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Garnier, D., Héquet, V., Letocart, D., Letocart, I.

Reviewer(s): Perrie, L., Tanguy, V.

Facilitator(s): Warimavute, G., Maura, J., Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution