Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Antholoma montana Labill.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 02/03/2018

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Sloanea montana is an endemic tree from New Caledonia, where it has a wide distribution across Grande Terre. It occurs in dense humid forest, its edges and shrubland ('maquis') on ultramafic or volcano-sedimentary soil between 120 and 1,200 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are 9,530 and 164 km², respectively. Some subpopulations are impacted by mining activities, bushfires and invasive species, but the species does not seem globally threatened. Therefore, S. montana is listed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


S. montana is endemic to New Caledonia, where it has a wide distribution across Grande Terre: northeast mountain range, Tchamba, Aoupinié, Mé Maoya, Tiébaghi, Poum, far south, Dogny and Col d'Amieu region.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


S. montana occurs in dense humid forest, its edges and shrubland ('maquis') on ultramafic or volcano-sedimentary soil between 120 and 1,200 m asl.

Threats


Some subpopulations are impacted by mining activities (Tiébaghi, SLN), bushfires and invasive species (rusa deer (Rusa timorensis) and feral pigs (Sus scrofa)), but the species does not seem globally threatened.

Conservation


This species is protected by legislation in Province Nord and occurs in five protected areas: Parc de la Rivière Bleue, Parc des Grandes Fougères, Nodéla, Aoupinié, mont Panié.

Bibliography


Tirel, C. & Jérémie, J. 1982. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 11 : Eléocarpacées, Monimiacées, Amborellacées, Athérospermatacées, Triméniacées, Chloranthacées.

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.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Bruy, D., Fleurot, D., Gâteblé, G., Garnier, D., Lannuzel, G., Mandaoué, L., Vandrot, H., Hequet, V.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

Facilitator(s): Warimavute, G., Meyer, S., Barrabé, L.


Geographical distribution