Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Barrotia balansae Brongn. Pandanus recavilapideus H. St. John

Red List Status -

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

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Pandanus balansae is an endemic tree or small tree of New Caledonia, widespread from the south to the north-east on Grande Terre and Belep islands. It occurs in talweg forest and shrubland on volcano-sedimentary and ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range of 120-1,150 m asl. It does not directly treathened and its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are estimated to be 6,869 and 108 km², respectively. Therefore, Pandanus balansae is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Pandanus balansae is an endemic tree or small tree of New Caledonia that is widespread from the south to the north-east of Grande Terre and Belep islands.

Population


The population size is unknown.

Habitat


P. balansae occurs in talweg forest and shrubland on volcano-sedimentary and ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range of 120-1,150 m asl.

Threats


P. balansae does not seem globally threatened but some subpopulations may be impacted by bushfires and mining activities: Goro (Vale Inco).

Conservation


P. balansae is protected by legislation in Province Nord. This species is found in numerous protected areas: Aoupinié, Mont Panié, Montagne des sources, Parc des Grandes Fougères, Rivière bleue, Haute Yaté, Massif du Kouakoué.

Bibliography


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

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.

Munzinger J., Morat Ph., Jaffré T., Gâteblé G., Pillon Y., Tronchet F., Veillon J.-M. and 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): Callmander, M.

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


Geographical distribution