Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Common name :

Ebène à petites feuilles, chozet (Bourail)

Red List Status -

Near Threatened (NT) , assessed in 08/12/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province , in Northern Province

Diospyros minimifolia is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia spread on the west coast of Grande Terre from Voh in the north to Païta in the south. It occurs in dry forest on calcareous or volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 5 - 170 m asl. The main impact identified comes from Rusa rusa deer (Rusa timorensis) and bushfires. However, this species does not seem globally threatened. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being respectively estimated to 152 and 2,769 km², Diospyros minimifolia is considered Near Threatened (NT) close to VU B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) with a decline of habitat quality and a number of locations slightly over 10.

Geographical area


Diospyros minimifolia is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia spread on the west coast of Grande Terre from Voh in the north to Païta in the south.

Population


Good regeneration has been observed.

Habitat


It occurs in dry forest on calcareous or volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 5 - 170 m asl.

Threats


The main impact identified comes from Rusa rusa deer (Rusa timorensis) and bushfires. Overall, this species does not seem threatened.

Conservation


This species is protected by legislation in Province Nord and in Province Sud. It does not occur in any legal protected areas but is found in fenced areas (preventing Rusa deer damages).

Bibliography


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.

White F.; Vink W. 1993. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 19: Ebenacaeae-Winteraceae.

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

Experts


Assessor(s): Schatz, G., Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Hequet, V., Lowry, P., Suprin, B., Tanguy, V., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Maura, J.

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


Geographical distribution