Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Cassine pininsularis subsp. pininsularis (Hürl.) I.H.MüllerCassine pininsularis subsp. poyaensis I.H.Müller

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 20/11/2020

Protected species -

in Southern Province

Elaeodendron pininsulare is an endemic shrub or tree of New Caledonia, growing up to 3 to 10 m high. It is restricted to the western part of Grande Terre and it is also present at Ile des Pins. This species occurs in dry forest, in maquis or in coastal forests on ultramafic and volcano-sedimentary substrates at an altitude range of 2 and 200 m asl. Elaeodendron pininsulare is known from seven localities and its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are 3,782 and 36 km², respectively. The main threat is posed by bushfires and land clearing causing habitat degradation. Therefore, Elaeodendron pininsulare is listed as Vulnerable (VU) under criteria B1ab(ii,iii,v)+B2ab(ii,iii,v) with an estimated decline of AOO, the habitat quality and the number of mature individuals.

Geographical area


Elaeodendron pininsulare is endemic to New Caledonia where it is restricted to the western part of Grande Terre and it is also present at Ile des Pins.

Population


Population size is unknown. Field observations indicate a species locally abundant species near the creeks.

Habitat


Elaeodendron pininsulare occurs in dry forest, in maquis or coastal forests on ultramafic and volcano-sedimentary substrates at an altitude range of 2 and 200 m asl.

Threats


The main threat is posed by bushfires and land clearing causing habitat degradation.

Conservation


Elaeodendron pininsulare is protected by legislation but it does not occur in any protected area. It is recommended to inform the DSCGR (emergency services), responsible for the coordination of the firefighting effort, on the presence of the species in the concerned areas.

Bibliography


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

Morat, P. 1996. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 20 : Celastraceae, Loranthaceae, Alseuocmiaceae, Paracryphiaceae, Tiliaceae.

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].

Experts


Assessor(s): Bruy, D., Butin, J., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Héquet, V., Laudereau, C., Mandaoué, L., Vandrot, H.

Reviewer(s): Cazé, H.

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


Geographical distribution