Pycnandra deplanchei (Baill.) Swenson & Munzinger subsp. deplanchei

Red List Status -

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

Pycnandra deplanchei subsp. deplanchei is an endemic shrub of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It occurs from Bogota to Tamoa. It is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrates at an altitudinal range of 10-500 m asl. Some subpopulations may be impacted by ongoing mining activities and bushfires, but globally the species does not seem to be threatened. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being respectively estimated to be 64 and 1,169 km², Pycnandra deplanchei subsp. deplanchei is considered Near Threatened (NT) close to VU B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) with a decline of habitat quality and a number of locations possibly close to 10.

Geographical area

Pycnandra deplanchei subsp. deplanchei is an endemic shrub of Grande Terre, from Bogota in the North to Tamoa in the South.


It is known from 8-10 subpopulations. It forms scattered populations.


Pycnandra deplanchei subsp. deplanchei is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 10-500 m asl.


This species does not seem globally threatened. Some of the lowest subpopulations may be threatened by bushfires and others by ongoing mining activities.


Unprotected by legislation, this species does not occur in any protected area.


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. 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.

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.


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.

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