Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 28/06/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province , in Northern Province

Oberonia fissiglossa is an endemic epiphyte orchid of New Caledonia, restricted to Mount Aoupinié in Grande Terre. It is found in humid forest at an altitudinal range 900-1,000 m asl. This species does not seem directly threatened because of its altitudinal habitat. Oberonia fissiglossa is considered Vulnerable (VU) using criteria D2 because of its small area of occupancy (AOO) being estimated to 4 km² and the potential impact of climate change.

Geographical area


Oberonia fissiglossa is an endemic epiphyte orchid of New Caledonia, restricted to Mount Aoupinié in Grande Terre.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Oberonia fissiglossa occurs in humid forest at an altitudinal range 900-1,000 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem directly threatened because of its altitudinal habitat. Climate change could be a potential threat for altitudinal species.

Conservation


Protected by legislation, this species is found in one protected area : Aoupinié. It is recommended to prospect Arago area.

Bibliography


Hallé N.; Aubréville A.; Leroy J. F.; 1977. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 8: Orchidaceae.

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): Laudereau, C., Butin, J., Antheaume, C., Cazé, H., Cazé, H., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Maura, J.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

Facilitator(s): Maura, J., Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution