Taxonomy

Pycnandra bracteolata Swenson & Munzinger
endemique
UICN

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 10/05/2016

Pycnandra bracteolata is endemic tree restricted to the northeastern part of Grande Terre, from Mont Colnett to Roches Ouaïème. It is found in dense humid forest at mid-altitude (670-980 m asl.) on volcano-sedimentary substrate. Uncontrolled bushfires constitute a potential threat for the lowest subpopulations. Pycnandra bracteolata is considered Vulnerable (VU) using criteria D2 because of its small area of occupancy (AOO) being estimated to 16 km².

Geographical area


Pycnandra bracteolata is endemic tree restricted to the northeastern part of Grande Terre, from Mont Colnett to Roches Ouaïème.

Population


It is known from three subpopulations: Mont Colnett, Mont Panié, Roches Ouaïème. It is a naturally uncommon species.

Habitat


This species is found in dense humid forest at mid-altitude (670-980 m asl.) on volcano-sedimentary substrate.

Threats


Some of the lowest subpopulations may be threatened by bushfires.

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation, this species is found in one protected area : Mont Panié.

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.

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

Swenson U. and Muzinger J. 2016. Five new species and a systematic synopsis of Pycnandra (Sapotaceae), the largest endemic genus in New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany(29) , p.1-40.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Gâteblé, G.

Contributor(s): Swenson, U., Munzinger, J.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution