Taxonomy

Strasburgeria robusta (Vieill. ex Pancher & Sebert) Guillaumin
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Montrouziera robusta Vieill. ex Pancher & SebertStrasburgeria calliantha Baill.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 07/04/2017

Strasburgeria robusta is an endemic small tree of New Caledonia spread in the southern massif of Grande Terre. Strasburgeria robusta occurs in mid to high alttidude forest on ultramafic substrate. This species does not seem directly threatened. This species has a high phylogenetic importance as it is part of the small family Strasburgeriaceae which consists of 2 genera: one monospecific in New-Zealand (Ixerba) and one monospecific in New Caledonia (Strasburgeria). Strasburgeria robusta is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Strasburgeria robusta is an endemic small tree of New Caledonia spread in the southern massif of Grande Terre.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Strasburgeria robusta occurs in mid to high alttidude forest (300-1,200 m asl) on ultramafic substrate.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened. Some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Camp des sapins (SLN).

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation, this species occurs in several protected areas : Rivière bleue, Montagne des sources, Haute Dumbéa, Haute Yaté, Mont Mou, la Dumbéa, Forêt de Saille, Massif du Kouakoué, Vallée de la Thy This species has a high phylogenetic importance as it is part of the small family Strasburgeriaceae which consists of 2 genera: one monospecific in New-Zealand (Ixerba) and one monospecific in New Caledonia (Strasburgeria).

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.

Munzinger J., Morat Ph., Jaffré T., Gâteblé G., Pillon Y., Tronchet F., Veillon J.-M. and M. Chalopin 2016. FLORICAL: Checklist of the vascular indigenous flora of New Caledonia. vers. 22.IV.2016.

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

Experts


Assessor(s): Veillon, J., Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Goxe, J., Suprin, B.

Reviewer(s): Pillon, Y.

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


Geographical distribution