Taxonomy

Pycnandra kouakouensis Swenson & Munzinger
endemique
UICN

Red List Status -

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

Pycnandra kouakouensis is endemic tree up to 4 m tall restricted to the summit of Mont Kouakoué in New Caledonia. It is found in altitudinal forest on ultramafic substrate. Bushfires on Massif du Kouakoué constitute a potential threat. Pycnandra kouakouensis is considered Vulnerable (VU) using criteria D2 because of its small area of occupancy (AOO) being estimated to 12 km².

Geographical area


Pycnandra kouakouensis is endemic tree up to 4 m tall restricted to the summit of Mont Kouakoué.

Population


This species is uncommon. It is known of a single population.

Habitat


Pycnandra kouakouensis is found in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 1,150-1,300 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem directly threatened because of its altitudinal habitat. However, evidence of fires has been observed there and constitute a potential threat.

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation, Pycnandra kouakouensis occurs in one protected area: Massif du Kouakoué.

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.

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