Taxonomy

endemique
UICN

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 30/10/2019

Asplenium vieillardii is an endemic terrestrial or saxicolous fern from New Caledonia, where it is widely distributed across Grande Terre, as well as the Bélep islands. It grows in dry, mesophilous or humid forest on ultramafic or volcano-sedimentary substrate up to 1150 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are 13,599 and 164 km², respectively. and although some subpopulations are impacted by mining activities or bushfires, this species does not seem to be threatened. Therefore, A. vieillardii is listed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


A. vieillardii is endemic to New Caledonia, where it is widely distributed across Grande Terre, from Pic du Pin to Hienghène, as well as the Bélep islands. It is also known from ancient observations on the Isle of Pines.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


This terrestrial or saxicolous fern grows in dry, mesophilous or humid forest on ultramafic or volcano-sedimentary substrate up to 1150 m asl.

Threats


Although some subpopulations might be impacted by mining activities (Pinpin, Koniambo) or bushfires, this species is common and does not seem to be threatened.

Conservation


A. vieillardii is not protected by legislation in New Caledonia, but it occurs in four protected areas: Vallée de la Thy and Montagne des sources natural reserves, as well as the Côte Oubliée and Dumbéa provincial parks.

Bibliography


Brownlie G. 1969. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et Dépendances, Volume 03 : Pteridophytae.

Munzinger J., Morat Ph., Jaffré T., Gâteblé G., Pillon Y., Rouhan G., Bruy, D., Veillon J.-M., & M. Chalopin. 2019. FLORICAL: Checklist of the vascular indigenous flora of New Caledonia..

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

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Héquet, V., Perrie, L., Suprin, B., Vandrot, H.

Reviewer(s): Rouhan, G.

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


Geographical distribution