Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Dracophyllum dracaenoides Schltr.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 09/06/2017

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Dracophyllum verticillatum is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia widespread in Grande Terre (main island). This species is found in shrubland and dense humid forest on ultramafic and volcano-sedimentary rocks up to 1,350 m asl. It is quite common and abundant species and does not directly treathened. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are 12,512 and 208 km², respectively. Therefore, D. verticillatum is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Dracophyllum verticillatum is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia widespread Grande Terre (main island).

Population


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

Habitat


Dracophyllum verticillatum is found in shrubland and dense humid forest on ultramafic and volcano-sedimentary substrates at an altitude range of 40-1,350 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened but some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Koniambo (KNS), Goro (VALE), Nakéty (SMT).

Conservation


Dracophyllum verticillatum is protected by legislation in province Nord. This species is found in numerous protected areas: Mt Humbolt, Chute de la Madeleine, Forêt cachée, Massif de Kouakoue.

Bibliography


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Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia. Adansonia(334) , p.177-219.

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

Virot, R. 1975. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 6 : Epacridacées.

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

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Barrabé, L., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Garnier, D., Hequet, V., Letocart, D., Letocart, I.

Reviewer(s): Veillon, J.

Contributor(s): Vandrot, H.

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


Geographical distribution