Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 26/10/2015

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Dendrobium sp.nov. "butinii" is an endemic epiphyte orchid of New Caledonia, restricted to 3 locations : Tchamba, Colnett and Mt. Panié. Dendrobium sp.nov. "butinii" occurs in humid forest, along creek on palm trees in Tchamba. Rare but not threatened, Dendrobium sp.nov. "butinii" qualifies as Least Concern.

Geographical area


Dendrobium sp.nov. "butinii" is an endemic epiphyte orchid of New Caledonia, known in 3 localities : Tchamba, Colnett and Mt. Panié. It may occur in other places (Ponandou, Inédète, massif des lèvres...)

Population


Dendrobium sp.nov. "butinii" is a rare orchid, but it is considered as abundant where it occurs. The largest known sub-population is in Colnett with a sub-population size between 50 and 100 mature individuals.

Habitat


Dendrobium sp.nov. "butinii" occurs in humid forest, along creek (on palm trees in Tchamba).

Threats


There are no particular threats associated with this species.

Conservation


Dendrobium sp.nov. "butinii" is protected in Province Nord and Province Sud and occurs in one protected area : réserve de nature sauvage du Mont Panié. In order to improve our knowledge on this species, it is recommended to conduct field surveys in Ponandou, Inédète and massif des lèvres.

Bibliography


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.

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

Hallé N.; Aubréville A.; Leroy J. F.; 1977. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 8: Orchidaceae.

Experts


Assessor(s): Butin, J., Laudereau, C., Amice, R., Fleurot, D., Frayssinet, I., Garnier, D., Letocart, D., Letocart, I.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

Contributor(s): Faria, E.

Facilitator(s): Chanfreau, S.


Geographical distribution