Taxonomy

Pterostylis splendens D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 28/06/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province , in Northern Province

Pterostylis splendens is an endemic terrestrial orchid of New Caledonia, which under current taxonomic delimitation would be widespread in Grande Terre, from Paéoua in the north to Montagne des sources in the south. It is found in humid forest and "maquis minier" at an altitudinal range 700-1,300 m asl. This taxon is insufficiently collected and not well known. Pterostylis splendens is assigned as Data Deficient (DD) for taxonomic and provenance reason.

Geographical area


Pterostylis splendens is an endemic terrestrial orchid of New Caledonia, which under current taxonomic delimitation would be widespread in Grande Terre, from Paéoua in the north to Montagne des sources in the south.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Pterostylis splendens is found in humid forest and "maquis minier" at an altitudinal range 700-1,300 m asl.

Threats


There is no threat identified.

Conservation


The genus Pterostylis should be taxonomically clarified in order to be able to assess the extinction risks of species. It is recommended to collect more herbarium samples in order to bring taxonomic clarifications between P.ophioglossa, P. splendens and P.repandum.

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.

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

Jones D. L. and Clements A. 1998. Pterostylis splendens, a new species of Orchidaceae from New Caledonia. The Orchadian(12) , p.322 – 325 .

Experts


Assessor(s): Laudereau, C., Butin, J., Antheaume, C., Cazé, H., Cazé, H., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Maura, J.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

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


Geographical distribution