Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 09/06/2017

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Pandanus decastigma is a narrow endemic shrub found in the southern part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia.This species is only known from a single herbarium specimen (1973) at Vallée Mt Kouakoué. It is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitude range of 10-100 m asl. . Its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are both equal to 4 km² while the species is known to exist at only a single location. However, due to a lack of recent observations, Pandanus decastigma is considered as a priority Data Deficient (DD) species.

Geographical area


Pandanus decastigma is a narrow endemic shrub found in the southern part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. This species is only known from a single herbarium specimen (1973) at Vallée Mt Kouakoué.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


P. decastigma could be found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitude range of 10-100 m asl.

Threats


No threats identified.

Conservation


This species is protected by legislation in province Nord and it does not occur in any protected area. Field prospections on Vallée de Mt. Kouakoué, Ouinné and N'goy are recommended to better estimate its population and its status.

Bibliography


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.

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

Munzinger J., Morat Ph., Jaffré T., Gâteblé G., Pillon Y., Tronchet F., Veillon J.-M. and M. Chalopin 2016. FLORICAL: Checklist of the vascular indigenous flora of New Caledonia. vers. 22.IV.2016.

Experts


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

Reviewer(s): Callmander, M.

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


Geographical distribution