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: Tchingou, Boulinda, 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 at the moment, but occurs on massifs that could be targeted by mining companies in the future. In that case, this species could very well be listed as Endangered. Its area of occupancy (AOO) being estimated at 28 km², Pycnandra schmidii is considered Near Threatened (NT) close to VU D2.

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

Threats


This species does not seem directly threatened at the moment. However, it occurs on ultramafic massifs that could be targeted by mining companies in the future (Tchingou, Boulinda, Mé Maoya).

Conservation


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

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. 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): 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