Taxonomy

protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Cirrhopetalum capillipes GuillauminCirrhopetalum thouarsii Lindl.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 29/01/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Bulbophyllum aphnopetalum is an endemic epiphyt orchid of New Caledonia largely distributed on Grande Terre (main island). B. aphanopetalum is found in multiple kind of habitat such as dense humid forest, forest of talweg, shrubland, crest, ravine. Altitudinal range of B. aphanopetalum is included between 200 and 1200 m. asl. Win an area of occupancy and an extent of occurrence equal to 192 and 9116 km² respectively, B. aphnopetalum qualifies as Least Concern.

Geographical area


B. aphnopetalum is an endemic epiphyt orchid of New Caledonia largely distributed on Grande Terre (main island).

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


B. aphanopetalum is found in multiple kind of habitat such as dense humid forest, forest of talweg, shrubland, crest, ravine. Altitudinal range of B. aphanopetalum is included between 200 and 1200 m. asl.

Threats


This species does not seem threatened.

Conservation


B. aphanopetalum is protected by legislation in Province Nord and Province Sud and occurs in numerous protected areas such as Réserve de nature sauvage du massif de l’Aoupinié, réserve de nature sauvage du Mont Panié, Parc des Grandes Fougères, réserve naturelle du Mont Do, réserve naturelle du Pic Ningua, réserve naturelle du massif du Kouakoué, réserve naturelle du Mont Mou, réserve naturelle de la Haute Dumbéa, réserve naturelle de la Vallée de la Thy, Parc provincial de la Rivière Bleue, Parc de la Dumbéa.

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., Bruy, D., Chambrey, C., Dumontet, V., Garnier, D., Mandaoué, L., Maura, J., Tiavouane, J.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

Facilitator(s): Chanfreau, S.


Geographical distribution