Taxonomy

Pycnandra schmidii (Aubrév.) Swenson & Munzinger
endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

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

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Pycnandra schmidii is an endemic tree restricted to four locations in Grande Terre: Massif de Tchingou, Poya, Me Maoya, Mé Ori. It is found in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 900-1,450 m asl. This species does not seem directly threatened. Its area of occupancy (AOO) being estimated to 28 km², Pycnandra schmidii is considered Near Threatened (NT) close to VU D2 because of its reduced number of subpopulations and narrow AOO.

Geographical area


Pycnandra schmidii is an endemic tree restricted to four locations in Grande Terre: Massif de Tchingou, Poya, Me Maoya, Mé Ori.

Population


It is known from four subpopulations.

Habitat


Pycnandra montana is found in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 900-1,450 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened and a continuing decline can not be highlighted.

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation, this species is found in one protected area : Mont Do.

Bibliography


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.

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

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.

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.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Gâteblé, G.

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

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution