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


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.

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

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): 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