Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Endangered (EN) , assessed in 09/06/2017

Protected species -

in Southern Province , in Northern Province

Pandanus verecundus is an endemic small tree of New Caledonia, restricted to the southern part of Grande Terre. It occurs in humid forest on ultramafic soils up to 260 m asl. Its area of occupancy (AOO) is equal to 16 km² for an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 42 km² with an estimation of tree locations. The combined threats of fire and the major threat of mining activities of Goro (Vale NC), allows us to infer a continuous decline of AOO, EOO, quality of habitat, number of locations and number of mature individuals. Using criteria B, P. verecundus qualifies for Endangered (EN) B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v).

Geographical area


Pandanus verecundus is an endemic small tree of New Caledonia, restricted to the southern part of Grande Terre.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


P. verecundus occurs in humid forest on ultramafic soils up to 260 m asl.

Threats


The main threats identified are the on-going mining activity of Goro (Vale Inco) and the bushfires.

Conservation


Pandanus verecundus is protected by legislation in Province Nord and Province Sud. It does not occur in any protected areas. This species is part of a rescue program implemented by the mining actor Vale NC where some of them (133 plants) have been planted at the Parc Provincial de la Rivière Bleue. It is recommended to carry on efforts to save this species: population follow-up and protection, ex-situ conservation.

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.

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.

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

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): Tanguy, V., Maura, J., Warimavute, G.


Geographical distribution