Taxonomy

Thiollierea macrophylla (Brongn.) Baum.-Bod.
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Bikkia fritillarioides (Brongn.) Schltr.Thiollierea fritillarioides (Brongn.) Baum.-Bod.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 21/04/2017

Thiollierea macrophylla is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, widespread from Houaïlou in the North to Yaté : Gouemba in the south of Grande Terre. It occurs in shrubland, dense humid forest or on rocky scree on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range of 50-980 m asl. This species does not seem globally threatened. Thiollierea macrophylla is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Thiollierea macrophylla is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, widespread from Houaïlou in the North to Yaté : Gouemba in the south of Grande Terre.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Thiollierea macrophylla occurs in shrubland, dense humid forest or on rocky scree on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range of 50-980 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened. Some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Poro CFTMC (SLN), Nakéty (SMT), Vulcain (SMGM), Kouaoua (SLN), Thio Plateau (SLN).

Conservation


Thiollierea macrophylla occurs in five protected areas : Barrage de Yaté, Mont Humboldt, Massif du Kouakoué, Haute Dumbéa, la Dumbéa.

Bibliography


Barrabé L., Mouly A., Lowry II P.P. & Muzinger J. 2011. Reinstatement of the endemic New Caledonian genus Thiollierea Montrouz. (Rubiaceae) necessitated by the polyphyly of Bikkia Reinw. as currently circumscribed. Adansonia(33) , p.115-134.

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): Barrabé, L., Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Goxe, J., Hequet, V., Lannuzel, G., Suprin, B., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Cazé, H.

Contributor(s): Mouly, A.

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


Geographical distribution