Taxonomy

Leichhardtia neomicrostoma (Meve, Gâteblé & Liede) Liede, Gâteblé & Meve
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Marsdenia neomicrostoma Meve, Gâteblé & Liede

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 24/10/2019

Leichhardtia neomicrostoma is an endemic small shrub from New Caledonia, restricted to the north western part of Grande Terre (main island) as well as Baaba island, Yandé island and Art island. Leichhardtia neomicrostoma occurs in shrubland on ultramafic substrates at an altitude range of 0 and 850 m asl. Despite having an Area of Occupancy (AOO) and an Extent of Occurrence (EOO) equal to 128 and 2,630 km², Leichhardtia neomicrostoma has no apparent threat, and is not thought to approach the requirements for listing as threatened. It is listed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Leichhardtia neomicrostoma is endemic to New Caledonia and it is restricted to the north western part of Grande Terre (main island) as well as Baaba island, Yandé island and Art island.

Population


Population size is unknown but based on field observations it is a common species.

Habitat


Leichhardtia neomicrostoma occurs in shrubland on ultramafic substrates up to 850 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem to be threatened although some subpopulations may be threatened by bushfires.

Conservation


Leichhardtia neomicrostoma is not protected by legislation in New Caledonia and it does not occur in any protected areas.

Bibliography


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

Munzinger J., Morat Ph., Jaffré T., Gâteblé G., Pillon Y., Rouhan G., Bruy, D., Veillon J.-M., & M. Chalopin 2020. FLORICAL: Checklist of the vascular indigenous flora of New Caledonia [continuously updated].

LIEDE-SCHUMANN S., MEVE U., GÂTEBLÉ G., BARRIERA G. & FICI S. 2020. Apocynaceae p.p., Phellinaceae, Capparaceae : Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Fleurot, D., Héquet, V., Lannuzel, G., Laudereau, C., Mandaoué, L., Vandrot, H.

Reviewer(s): Veillon, J.

Facilitator(s): Warimavute, G., Meyer, S., Gâteblé, G.


Geographical distribution