Taxonomy

Pycnandra deplanchei (Baill.) Swenson & Munzinger
endemique
UICN

Red List Status -

Near Threatened (NT) , assessed in 10/05/2016

Pycnandra deplanchei is an endemic shrub of Grande Terre in New Caledonia, from Bogota in the North to Prony in the South. It is found in dense humid forest or shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 10-700 m asl. The main impact identified comes from ongoing mining activites and bushfires. Therefore, this species does not seem globally threatened. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being respectively estimated to 64 and 1,169 km², Pycnandra deplanchei is considered Near Threatened (NT) close to VU B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) with a decline of habitat quality and number of mature individuals and a number of locations close to 10.

Geographical area


Pycnandra deplanchei is an endemic shrub of Grande Terre in New Caledonia, from Bogota in the North to Prony in the South.

Population


It is known from 17-19 subpopulations.

Habitat


Pycnandra deplanchei is found in dense humid forest or shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 10-700 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened. Some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: N'Go (MKM) or bushfires (N'Go,Foret Anais,Yaté).

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation, this species is found in three protected areas : la Dumbéa, Haute Dumbéa, Barrage de Yaté

Bibliography


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.

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.

Swenson U. and Muzinger J. 2010. Taxonomic revision of Pycnandra subgenus Trouettia (Sapotaceae), with six new species from New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany(23) , p.333-370.

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