Taxonomy

protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Pterostylis tenuicauda Kraenzl.

Red List Status -

Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 28/06/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province , in Northern Province

Pterostylis ophioglossa is a native terrestrial orchid found in New Caledonia, from Pandelaï in the north of Montagne des Sources to the south of the Grande Terre and also at Ile des Pins. It is found in dry forest and Savana at an altitude range of 20-1300 m asl. This species is not globally threatened. Due do the confusions between P.ophioglossa, P. splendens et P.repandum, P.ophioglossa is assigned as Data Deficient (DD).

Geographical area


Pterostylis ophioglossa is a native terrestrial orchid found in New Caledonia, from Pandelaïin the north of Montagne des Sources to the south of the Grande Terre and also at Ile des Pins

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


It is found in dry forest, savana and sometimes under niaoulis or Araucaria forests, in schistose rocks, sometimes at an altitude range of 20-1300 m asl.

Threats


This species is not globally threatened but some populations can be impacted by mining activity: Koniambo (KNS).

Conservation


In order to assess the extinction risk of the species, it is essential to let the local botanists know about the need of a complete description of the species. It is also necessary to check the species herbarium samples.

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.

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

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