Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Critically Endangered (CR) , assessed in 09/06/2017

Protected species -

in Northern Province , in Northern Province

Pandanus taluucensis is an endemic tree restricted to Mont Panié in the north eastern part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It is found in summit forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitude range of 1,500-1,630 m asl. The main threats identified are the destruction of habitat quality by wild pigs and seed's consumption by rats. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are both estimated 8 km² while the number of location is estimated to be one. Pandanus taluucensis is therefore assessed as Critically Endangered (CR) with criteria B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) with a continuing decline of habitat quality.

Geographical area


Pandanus taluucensis is an endemic tree restricted to Mont Panié in the north eastern part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia.

Population


Population size is unknown but it estimated to more than 2500 mature indivuals.

Habitat


Pandanus taluucensis is found in summits forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitude range of 1,500-1,630 m asl.

Threats


The main threats identified are the destruction of habitat quality by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) and seed's consumption by rats.

Conservation


Pandanus taluucensis is protected by legislation in Province Nord and Province Sud and it occurs in the protected area of Mont Panié. Research at Mont Panié is recommended to better estimate the population size and the threats. This species would benefit from ex situ and in situ emergency conservation actions as well as invasive species control.

Bibliography


Callmander, M.W.; Lowry, P.P. 2011. Deux Nouvelles Espèces du Massif du Panié (Nouvelle-Calédonie): Meryta Rivularis Lowry (Araliaceae) et Pandanus Taluucensis Callm. (Pandanaceae). Candollea (66) , p.9.

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

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.

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.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Barrabé, L., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Garnier, D., Hequet, V., Letocart, D., Letocart, I.

Reviewer(s): Callmander, M.

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


Geographical distribution