Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Near Threatened (NT) , assessed in 08/12/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Diospyros brassica is an endemic shrub/small tree of New Caledonia spread in north-east Grande Terre from Tango to Colnett. It occurs in humid forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 400 - 950 m asl. The main impact identified comes from vegetation degradation linked to invasive species. However, this species does not seem globally threatened. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being respectively estimated to 52 and 697 km², Diospyros brassica is considered Near Threatened (NT) close to VU B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) with a decline of habitat quality and a number of locations slightly over 10.

Geographical area


Diospyros brassica is an endemic shrub/small tree of New Caledonia spread in north-east Grande Terre from Tango to Colnett.

Population


Regeneration has been observed. This species is composed of scatterred individuals but is not rare.

Habitat


It occurs in humid forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 400 - 950 m asl.

Threats


The main impact identified comes from vegetation degradation linked to invasive species. Overall, this species doe snot seem threatened.

Conservation


This species is protected by legislation in Province Nord but not in Province Sud. It occurs in one protected area: Mont Panié.

Bibliography


White F.; Vink W. 1993. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 19: Ebenacaeae-Winteraceae.

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.

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): Schatz, G., Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Hequet, V., Lowry, P., Suprin, B., Tanguy, V., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Maura, J.

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


Geographical distribution