Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Acianthopsis grandiflora (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.JonesAcianthopsis grandiflora (Schltr.) Szlach.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 11/09/2015

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Acianthus grandiflorus is an endemic geophyte orchid of New Caledonia, distributed on Grande Terre from Mont Gouemba to Koniambo. A. grandiflorus occurs in humid forest at an altitudinal range 200-1150 m asl. With an area of occupancy and an extent of occurrence respectively equal to 116 and 5,514 km², A. grandiflorus qualifies as Least Concern.

Geographical area


Acianthus grandiflorus is an endemic geophyte orchid of New Caledonia, distributed on Grande Terre from Mont Gouemba to Koniambo.

Population


There is no known detailed population information about Acianthus grandiflorus, but it has been listed as 'common' where it occurs.

Habitat


A. grandiflorus occurs in humid forest at an altitudinal range 200-1150 m asl.

Threats


A. grandiflorus does not appear threatened.

Conservation


A. grandiflorus is protected in Province Nord and Province Sud and occurs in numerous protected areas : réserve naturelle du Mont Do, réserve naturelle du Mont Humboldt, réserve naturelle du massif du Kouakoué, réserve naturelle du Mont Mou, réserve naturelle de la Haute Dumbéa, Parc provincial de la Rivière Bleue, réserve naturelle du barrage de Yaté, réserve naturelle de la Haute Yaté, réserve naturelle de la Vallée de la Thy, réserve intégrale de la Montagne des Sources.

Bibliography


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

Hallé N.; Aubréville A.; Leroy J. F.; 1977. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 8: Orchidaceae.

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): Butin, J., Laudereau, C., Amice, R., Cazé, H., Fleurot, D., Frayssinet, I., Garnier, D., Goxe, J., Gâteblé, G., Veillon, J., Villegente, J.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

Contributor(s): Faria, E.

Facilitator(s): Chanfreau, S.


Geographical distribution