Taxonomy

Pycnandra lissophylla (Pierre ex Baill.) Swenson & Munzinger
endemique
UICN

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 10/05/2016

Pycnandra lissophylla is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia largely distributed across Grande Terre from Houaïlou to Prony. It is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 20-1150 m asl. This species is largely distributed and does not seem directly threatened. Pycnandra lissophylla is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Pycnandra lissophylla is largely distributed across Grande Terre in New Caledonia, from Houaïlou to Prony.

Population


This species is quite common. It is known from 20-30 sub-populations.

Habitat


Pycnandra lissophylla is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 20-1150 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened. Some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Camp des sapins (SLN), Goro (VALE), Kouaoua (SLN), Stamboul (SLN).

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation, Pycnandra lissophylla occurs in two protected areas : Barrage de Yaté, la Dumbéa.

Bibliography


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

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.

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.

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