Taxonomy

Elaeocarpus vaccinioides F.Muell. ex Brongn. & Gris
endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Elaeocarpus myrtillus Schltr.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 02/03/2018

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Elaeocarpus vaccinioides is an endemic shrub from New Caledonia, where it is restricted to the summits of the great southern massif of south of Grande Terre. It occurs in shrubland on ultramafic soil from 100 to 1,300 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are 1,919 and 60 km², respectively. Some subpopulations are impacted by bushfires or mining activities, but globally this fire-resistant species is not threatened. Therefore, E. vaccinioides is listed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


E. vaccinioides is endemic to New Caledonia, where it is restricted to the summits of the great southern massif of south of Grande Terre: Nékandi, Forêt de Saille, Mont Humboldt, Mont Touta, Monts Dzumac and Monts Koghis, Plaine des Lacs.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


E. vaccinioides occurs in shrubland on ultramafic soil ('maquis') from 100 to 1,300 m asl.

Threats


Some subpopulations are impacted by mining activities (Goro, Vale ; Camp des Sapins, SLN) or bushfires, but this species resists well to fire and is therefore not threatened globally.

Conservation


This species is protected by legislation in Province Nord and occurs in five protected areas: Forêt de Saille, Haute Dumbéa, Parc de la Dumbéa, Pic du Pin and Chutes de la Madeleine. Taxonomic studies are recommended to clear up links to E. alaternoides.

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.

Tirel, C. & Jérémie, J. 1982. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 11 : Eléocarpacées, Monimiacées, Amborellacées, Athérospermatacées, Triméniacées, Chloranthacées.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Bruy, D., Fleurot, D., Gâteblé, G., Garnier, D., Lannuzel, G., Mandaoué, L., Vandrot, H., Hequet, V.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

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


Geographical distribution