Taxonomy

Taeniophyllum labatii (M.Pignal & Munzinger) J.M.H.Shaw
endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 18/02/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province , in Northern Province

Endemic orchid recently described, M. labatii is known only from one collection on Mt Dzumac in the southern part of New Caledonia. M. labatii was found in dense humid forest on peridotitic stones at 900 m asl. This rare discreet orchid is insufficiently known and should be sought in other high altitude dense humid forests such as Plateau de Dogny, Mt. Pembaï, Mont Fo and Koghis. Due to this poor material, M. labatii is considered Data Deficient.

Geographical area


Endemic orchid recently described, M. labatii is known only from one collection on Mt Dzumac in southern part of New Caledonia.

Population


Only one specimen is known until now.

Habitat


M. labatii was found in dense humid forest on peridotitic stones at 900 m asl.

Threats


No threat is recorded to M. labatii.

Conservation


M. labatii is protected in Province Sud and in Province Nord and occurs in one protected area : réserve naturelle de la Haute Dumbéa. Rare orchid because discreet, M. labatii should be searched in high altitude dense humid forests such as Plateau de Dogny, Mt. Pembaï, Mont Do and Koghis.

Bibliography


Hallé N.; Aubréville A.; Leroy J. F.; 1977. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 8: Orchidaceae.

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.

Experts


Assessor(s): Butin, J., Laudereau, C., Antheaume, C., Cazé, H., Garnier, D., Fleurot, D., Letocart, D., Letocart, I., McCoy, S.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

Facilitator(s): Chanfreau, S.


Geographical distribution