Taxonomy

endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Palaquium neocaledonicum S.MooreAchradotypus neocaledonicus (S.Moore) H.J.Lam

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 10/05/2016

Pycnandra neocaledonica is an endemic tree up to 10m tall restricted to the very north-eastern corner of Grande Terre: Ignambi, Mandjélia, Vagaya/Amoss.This species occurs in humid forests on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 500-1,000 m asl. The main impact identified comes from busfires. The EOO and AOO, respectively, are calculated to be 36 km2 and 54 km2 and a number of location equal to three. Pycnandra neocaledonica is assigned a preliminary status of Vulnerable VU: B1ab(iii,v)+B2ab(iii,v) with a continuing decline of all sub-criteria.

Geographical area


Pycnandra neocaledonica is restricted to the very north-eastern corner of Grande Terre: Ignambi, Mandjélia, Vagaya/Amoss.

Population


It is known from three subpopulations.

Habitat


Pycnandra neocaledonica occurs in humid forests on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 500-1,000 m asl.

Threats


Some subpopulations may be threatened by bushfires.

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation, this species does not occur in any protected areas.

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.

Swenson U. and Muzinger J. 2016. Five new species and a systematic synopsis of Pycnandra (Sapotaceae), the largest endemic genus in New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany(29) , p.1-40.

Swenson U. and Muzinger J. 2010. Revision of Pycnandra subgenus Achradotypus (Sapotaceae), with five new species from New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany(23) , p.185-216.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Gâteblé, G.

Contributor(s): Swenson, U., Munzinger, J.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution