Taxonomy

Diospyros rufotomentosa G.E.Schatz & Lowry
endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 08/12/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Diospyros rufotomentosa is an endemic tree/shrub of New Caledonia spread in the south and east coast of Grande Terre. It is found in humid forest at low-mid altitude on ultramafic substrate. The main threats impacting this species come from habitat fragmentation and degradation linked to uncontrolled bushfires. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being estimated respectively to 56 and 2,625 km², Diospyros rufotomentosa is considered Vulnerable (VU) with an estimation of seven locations and an estimated continuous decline of habitat quality and number of mature individuals.

Geographical area


Diospyros rufotomentosa is an endemic tree/shrub of New Caledonia spread in the south and east coast of Grande Terre: from Kuebini to Moneo-Néavin.

Population


population size is unknown.

Habitat


It is found in humid forest at low-mid altitude (2-300 m asl) on ultramafic substrate.

Threats


The main threats impacting this species come from habitat fragmentation and degradation linked to uncontrolled bushfires.

Conservation


Protected by legislation in Province Nord, this species is present in three protected areas : Vallée de la Thy, Rivière bleue, Haute Dumbéa

Bibliography


White F.; Vink W. 1993. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 19: Ebenacaeae-Winteraceae.

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

George E. Schatz & Porter P. Lowry II 2018. Taxonomic notes on New Caledonian Diospyros (Ebenaceae) with new synonymy and the description of two new species. Candollea(73) , p.91-100.

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.

Munzinger J., Morat Ph., Jaffré T., Gâteblé G., Pillon Y., Tronchet F., Veillon J.-M. and M. Chalopin 2016. FLORICAL: Checklist of the vascular indigenous flora of New Caledonia. vers. 22.IV.2016.

Experts


Assessor(s): Schatz, G., Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Hequet, V., Lowry, P., Suprin, B., Tanguy, V., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Maura, J.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V., Warimavute, G.


Geographical distribution