Taxonomy

endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Coronanthera glabra C.B.Clarke

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 02/05/2019

Depanthus glaber is an endemic shrub or tree (up to 8 m high) of New Caledonia distributed from the center to the north east of New Caledonia. This species occurs in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate, from 200-900 m asl. This species is common and does not seem globally threatened. Therefore with an extent of occurrence (EOO) equal to 3,846 km² and an area of occupancy (AOO) of 140 km², Depanthus glaber is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Depanthus glaber is endemic to New Caledonia where it is restricted from the center to the north of Grande Terre, from Ouipoin to Wewec forest.

Population


Population size is unknown but field observations indicate a quite common species.

Habitat


Depanthus glaber occurs in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate from 200 to 900 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened. However, some subpopulations may be impacted by bushfires and invasive species (Rusa deer, Rusa timorensis and feral pigs, Sus scrofa).

Conservation


Depanthus glaber is not protected by legislation in New Caledonie but it does occur in 3 protected areas: Aoupinié, Parc des Grandes Fougères, Mont Panié.

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.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Garnier, D., McCoy, S., Veillon, J., Gâteblé, G., Fleurot, D., Laudereau, C., Suprin, B., Héquet, V., Bruy, D., Vandrot, H.

Reviewer(s): Lannuzel, G.

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


Geographical distribution