Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 29/02/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Dutaillopsis gordonii is a shrub or tree restricted to the area of Rivière Bleue on Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It is found in dense lowland humid forest on an ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 150-200 m asl. This species does not seem directly threatened especially because it is included in a protected area. However, habitat degradation by invasive species (Feral pigs) are plausible in the near future. Its area of occupancy (AOO) being estimated to 8 km², Dutaillopsis gordonii is proposed as Vulnerable (VU) using criteria D2.

Geographical area


Dutaillopsis gordonii is a shrub or tree restricted to the area of Rivière Bleue on Grande Terre in New Caledonia.

Population


Population size is unknown. Individuals are scattered.

Habitat


It is found in dense lowland humid forest on an ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 150-200 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem directly threatened especially because it is included in a protected area. However, habitat degradation by invasive species (Feral pigs) are plausible in the near future.

Conservation


Dutaillopsis gordonii is not legally protected in province Sud (but it is in province Nord) and it occurs in one protected area: parc provincial de la Rivière Bleue.

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.

Wulff AS, Hollingsworth PM, Ahrends A, Jaffré T, Veillon J-M, L’Huillier L, et al. 2013. Conservation Priorities in a Biodiversity Hotspot: Analysis of Narrow Endemic Plant Species in New Caledonia.

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

L'Huillier L.; Jaffré T. and Wulff A. 2010. Mines et Environnement en Nouvelle-Calédonie : les milieux sur substrats ultramafiques et leur restauration.

Experts


Assessor(s): Tanguy, V., Veillon, J., Amice, R., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Dubreuil, M., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Lagrange, A., Lannuzel, G., Leborgne, T., Letocart, D., Letocart, I., McCoy, S., Villegente, J.

Reviewer(s): Maura, J.

Contributor(s): Wulff, A.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution