Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Near Threatened (NT) , assessed in 28/01/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Acropogon chalopiniae is an endemic small tree of the southern part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. This species is known from only two sub-populations (Montagne des sources, vallée de la Ni). It is found in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitude of 800-1,100 m asl. This species does not seem directly threatened. A. chalopiniae is considered Near Threatened (NT) as it is close to qualifying for Vulnerable (VU) under criterion D2 because of its small area of occupancy (AOO) of 12 km² and the potential future impacts of climate change.

Geographical area


Acropogon chalopiniae is an endemic small tree of the southern part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. This species is known from only two sub-populations (Montagne des sources, vallée de la Ni).

Population


Population size is unknown. This species is localy abundant on Montagne des Sources.

Habitat


This species is found in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitude of 800-1,100 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem directly threatened. Climate change could be a potential threat for altitudinal dense humid forests.

Conservation


Protected species by legislation in Province Nord but not in Province Sud, A. chalopiniae occurs in the réserve intégrale de la Montagne des Sources.

Bibliography


Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia. Adansonia(334) , p.177-219.

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

Experts


Assessor(s): Tanguy, V., Amice, R., Birnbaum, P., Bruy, D., Dubreuil, M., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Lannuzel, G., Papineau, C., Razafindrakoto, L.

Reviewer(s): Cazé, H.

Contributor(s): Veillon, J.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution