Taxonomy

Pycnandra deplanchei subsp. floribunda (S.Moore) Swenson & Munzinger
endemique
UICN

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 10/05/2016

Pycnandra deplanchei subsp. floribunda is an endemic shrub of Grande-Terre in New Caledonia, from Dzumac in the North to Prony in the South. It is found in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 100-700 m asl. The main impact identified comes from ongoing mining activites and bushfires. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being respectively estimated to 36 and 972 km² while the number of locations is estimated to be seven, Pycnandra deplanchei subsp. floribunda is considered Vulnerable (VU) with criteria B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) with a continuing decline of all concerned sub-criteria.

Geographical area


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

Population


It is known from seven subpopulations: Baie Ué, Dzumac, Plum, N'go, Foret Anais,Pic du Grand Kaori, Yaté.

Habitat


Pycnandra deplanchei subsp. floribunda is found in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 100-700 m asl.

Threats


Some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Ada (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


Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia. Adansonia(334(2)) , p.177-219.

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.

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): Cazé, H., Garnier, D., Goxe, J., Hequet, V., McCoy, S.

Reviewer(s): Gâteblé, G.

Contributor(s): Munzinger, J., Swenson, U.

Facilitator(s): Maura, J., Bernard-musmann, M.


Geographical distribution