Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Diospyros neglecta F. White

Red List Status -

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

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Diospyros glans is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia widespread in Grande Terre from Taom in the north to Goro in the south. It occurs in shrubland and humid forest mainly on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 0 - 200 m asl. The main impact identified comes from bushfires. However, this species does not seem globally threatened. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being respectively estimated to 60 and 8,992 km², Diospyros glans 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 glans is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia widespread in Grande Terre from Taom in the north to Goro in the south.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


It occurs in shrubland and humid forest mainly on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 0 - 200 m asl.

Threats


The main impact identified comes from vegetation degradation linked to bushfires. Overall, this species does not seem threatened.

Conservation


This species is protected by legislation in province Nord but not in province Sud. It occurs in one protected area: Dumbéa

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., & 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. The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia. Adansonia(334) , 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