Taxonomy

Pycnandra litseiflora (Guillaumin) Swenson & Munzinger
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Ochrothallus litseiflorus GuillauminChrysophyllum litseiflorum (Guillaumin) Vink

Red List Status -

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

Pycnandra litseiflora is an endemic shrub up to 2m tall restricted to the north-western coast of Grande Terre, except for a single locality further south on Mount Kopéto.This species is strictly confined to shrubland on ultramafic soils at an altitudinal range 300-900m asl. The main impact identified comes from ongoing mining activites and busfires. The EOO and AOO, respectively, are calculated to be 336 km2 and 40 km2. Pycnandra litseiflora is assigned a preliminary status of Vulnerable VU: B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) with a continuing decline of all sub-criteria.

Geographical area


Pycnandra litseiflora is an endemic shrub up to 2m tall restricted to the north-western coast of Grande Terre, except for a single locality further south on Mount Kopéto.

Population


It is known from six sub-populations: Tiébaghi, Kaala, Ouazangou, Homedeboa, Taom, Kopeto.

Habitat


This species is strictly confined to shrubland on ultramafic soils at an altitudinal range 300-900m asl.

Threats


Some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Ouazangou(NMC), Kopeto (SLN), Tiebaghi (SLN) and the lowest subpopulations may be threatened by bushfires.

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation, Pycnandra litseiflora does not occur in any protected area.

Bibliography


Swenson U. and Muzinger J. 2010. Revision of Pycnandra subgenus Achradotypus (Sapotaceae), with five new species from New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany(23) , p.185-216.

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): Munzinger, J., Swenson, U.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution