Red List Status -Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 05/04/2018
Alphandia furfuracea is a native shrub or small tree of New Caledonia, with a scattered distribution between the far north west, the north west and Ouroué in the south east of Grande Terre. This species is also found in Vanuatu. It is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate, from 10 and 250 m asl. The main threats identified are uncontrolled bushfires and mining activities. Known from eight locations, its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) are 44 and 5,424 km², respectively. Therefore, A. furfuracea is considered Vulnerable VU B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,v) with an estimated decline of the concerned sub criteria.
A. furfuracea is native to New Caledonia with a scattered distribution between the far north west, the north west and Ouroué in the south east of Grande Terre. This species is also present in the south of Vanuatu, in Aneityum island.
Population size is unknown.
A. furfuracea occurs in shrubland on ultramafic substrate, from 10 and 250 m asl.
The main threats identified are uncontrolled bushfires and mining activities (Poum (SLN), Plateau (SLN)).
A. furfuracea is not protected by any legislation in New Caledonia but it does not occur in a protected area. It is recommended to inform the inform the local authority responsible for the coordination of the firefighting effort on the presence of the species in the concerned areas as well as awareness amongst the population. This species seems not common and due to its scattered distribution, its prospection in the south east coast and north west coast is recommended.
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Assessor(s): Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Goxe, J., Hequet, V., Veillon, J.
Reviewer(s): Lannuzel, G.
Facilitator(s): Meyer, S., Barrabé, L., Warimavute, G.